Week Commencing 06.07.20
I hope you are all well and enjoying your learning.
Topic – Insulation Investigation
If possible use thermometers to accurately measure temperature. Investigate the effect of insulation on the rate of cooling of two beakers of hot water – one uninsulated and one insulated in foil, bubble wrap, foam or space blanket. Take measurements at regular intervals, recording the temperatures in degrees Celsius (°C) before plotting the results on a graph. How effective was the insulation at reducing heat loss to the air? If this is not possible, you could try setting up an insulation experiment using a variety of materials for insulation and regularly using touch in place of thermometers. Please note: DO NOT TOUCH BOILING WATER and complete this with adult support please.
Note: Space is an incredibly hostile environment with extremes of temperature. Space suits must be heavily insulated to protect against heat loss from the body.
Topic - Pictures from Space
Use a range of aerial images of the Earth (attached) to identify geographical features, such as countries, continents, volcanoes, rivers and impact craters. Refer to globes and maps to make your identifications. Share your findings with people at home or send them to school to share with the class on our class page.
Note: There are some great photos available from the International Space Station (ISS). You could imagine being in the ISS and watching the Earth from space.
Write a report to NASA to inform them of their space observations.
Useful website: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/top-15-earth-images-of-2015
Art/DT – Continue with designing and making a space craft
Please note I do not expect you to finish this, this will carry on until the end of term!
Please continue with designing and making a satellite, rover or shuttle for a specific mission. Decide what sort of craft to make, thinking carefully about its design and what materials to use to withstand a hostile environment. Test the materials for durability against extreme temperatures, pressures and corrosion. Decide how your craft will be powered (solar panels perhaps?) and what scientific equipment will be needed to complete its mission.
Note: Spacecraft often have a range of scientific sensing equipment. These include viewers – eye-like instruments which measure light and colour; listeners – ear-like instruments that listen for sound or radio waves; and feelers – finger-like instruments that explore a substance for hardness, texture, temperature or wetness.
RE – Symbols and Meanings
Symbols: Discuss key symbols in our lives and what they represent. Explain that Buddhists have key symbols too with meanings.
Look through the attached PowerPoint at Buddhism meanings.
Your task is to complete the quiz activity sheet and complete the matching game in pairs.