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Autumn 1 - Reversible Changes

During Autumn 1 we are working scientifically by:

  • Understanding the different properties of materials
  • Investigating solutes, solvents, solutions and dissolving
  • Identifying reversible and irreversible changes
  • Investigating different ways of separating materials 

 

Autumn 2 - Irreversible Changes

In Autumn 2 we are working scientifically by:

  • Planning an experiment investigating an irreversible change
  • Conducting an experiment
  • Understanding the irreversible change of burning
  • Inventing a new material 

 

Spring 1 - Forces

During Spring 1 we are working scientifically by:

  • Explaining that objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the object
  • Learning about a famous scientist 
  • Investigating air resistance and knowing that there is always more than one force acting on an object at any one time
  • Investigating water resistance
  • Understanding how some simple mechanical devices work
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