Natural Disasters in Year 6
The pupils in Year 6 made plasticine models of the Earth to represent all of the different layers of the Earth from the crust to the core. This was part of their "Natural Disasters" creative curriculum topic to help them to understand how earthquakes can happen and how violent volcanoes are formed. Take a look at their great models.
Scientific Explosions !
The pupils were making solutions involving baking soda and vinegar to make explosions – this was part of their creative curriculum work around volcanoes in their “Natural Disasters” topic. They measured the ingredients and timed the reactions, but they also changed the amounts of each solute to see if they could affect the speed and size of the reactions.
Earthquake Proof Constructions !
The pupils created a tray with jelly in it and some grease-proof paper to simulate the tectonic plates on the Earth’s crust and then had a go at investigating what kind of structures would withstand an earthquake the best. They had cocktail sticks and used mini marshmallows to join them together and explored which patterns of construction were the most stable when they shook them slightly on their trays of jelly. This was part of their "Natural Disasters" creative curriculum topic to help them to understand how the human race deal with earthquakes happening around the world.