LEGO City Building Competition.

 

On Monday, the Year 5 children competed in a LEGO City Building Competition, as part of their topic: Designing for Life.  There was a real buzz of purposeful creativity in the room, as the children worked brilliantly in teams to create their cities.

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Learning how to create a tower.
Learning how to create a tower.
Learning about simple circuits.
Learning about simple circuits.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.

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Creating our Cities – Road Mapping

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Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Lighting my house – science and DT in action.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
White Houses were a popular choice – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – house building.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.

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Creating our Cities - real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.

There were thoughtfully designed houses and shops, lit from within by some carefully wired lights; some aerial train lines, which grew less precarious as the morning progressed and some artfully designed leisure spaces.  You can see the children enjoying the process here.

Creating our Cities - wiring the house, science and DT in action.
Creating our Cities – wiring the house, science and DT in action.

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Creating our Cities - real creative focus and collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus and collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
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Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
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Who is the expert?

 

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Sophisticated transport network – real creative collaboration.
Train line demonstration - adding power and vehicles.
Train line demonstration – adding power and vehicles.

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Powering our Cities - real creative focus.
Powering our Cities – real creative focus.

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Wiring the train line - real creative focus.
Wiring the train line – real creative focus.

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Creating our Cities - real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.

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Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative reflection.
Creating our Cities – real creative reflection.

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And here are the finished cities!  We would like to thank Derrick Speed for facilitating such an enjoyable, action-packed workshop.  It was great to see the children hard at work, designing for life.

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Creating our Cities - the end result!
Creating our Cities – the end result!

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Ice Cube Experiment

In the experiment we used five insulation materials: Foil Newspaper J-cloth Clingfilm Tissue and we got five ice cubes too. Then in the experiment we had to wrap the ice cubes and we had to wait for 15 minutes and then we had to measure the ice cubes and then we had to wrap them and wait 15 minutes again.

AS

In year 5 we have been conducting science experiments to find out what would be the best insulator for Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox, while he was on his expedition to Antarctica. The materials used were foil, newspaper, cling film, tissue and J-Cloth. To start we gathered five ice cubes and wrapped each ice cube in a different material. After fifteen minutes we unwrapped them and measured their length in mm.

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            Wrapping ice cubes.

After another fifteen minutes had passed we started the whole process of unwrapping and measuring again. The results of this experiment was that foil was the best insulator. The reason for this is that foil is one of the densest materials, therefore it can hold in the cold air for a longer amount of time. For homework we had to find five different heat sources and five different insulators in our homes. Some of these were lightbulbs, candles and insulating foam in roofs. I think I am a better scientist because I now know how to layout my science explanations properly. You begin with the aim then the prediction, apparatus, method, results and finish with the conclusion.

I have really enjoyed learning about insulators and I hope that my later science experiments will be as enjoyable.

AM.

Year5 are learning about Insulation and how it works. We done an ice cube experiment using five different materials which are Newspaper, Clingfilm, Tissue, J-cloth and foil.

The first step was to quickly measure the ice cube then rap the five ice cubes with the five different materials

NS

In  5M we have been doing  an ice cube Experiment for Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox so he won’t be hungry.

We have also been doing it so that we will know which material is the most insulated.

  • Newspaper
  • Foil
  • Tissue
  • Clingfilm
  • J-cloth

Those are the materials that we used. Every 15min we checked how small it began by measuring it with a ruler.

FOIL

Foil was the best insulated material because it had the highest measurement.

Clingfilm

Clingfilm was the second best insulated material.

SG

In year 5, we have been learning about the best insulator out of j-cloth, tissue, foil, Clingfilm, newspaper and these 5 insulators, we have been investigating the best one because Ernest Shackleton was the first man to go to South Pole with his group.  They studied about the wild life and what species there where but the best thing they done was playing with the snow, they mostly checked the temperature because it was very odd to all of them and why is that crazy.  It is always super cold! Anyway if he was going to eat and his food was going cold he should use the best insulator. It would be thermal foil because it keeps food warm for the longest time.

SA

 

For the past few weeks, in 5M we have been studying the results of our insulation experiment.

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In the experiment we used five insulation materials: Foil Newspaper J-cloth Clingfilm Tissue and we got five ice cubes too. Then in the experiment we had to wrap the ice cubes and we had to wait for 15 minutes and then we had to measure the ice cubes and then we had to wrap them and wait 15 minutes again.

AS

In year 5 we have been conducting science experiments to find out what would be the best insulator for Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox, while he was on his expedition to Antarctica. The materials used were foil, newspaper, cling film, tissue and J-Cloth. To start we gathered five ice cubes and wrapped each ice cube in a different material. After fifteen minutes we unwrapped them and measured their length in mm.

After another fifteen minutes had passed we started the whole process of unwrapping and measuring again. The results of this experiment was that foil was the best insulator. The reason for this is that foil is one of the densest materials, therefore it can hold in the cold air for a longer amount of time. For homework we had to find five different heat sources and five different insulators in our homes. Some of these were lightbulbs, candles and insulating foam in roofs. I think I am a better scientist because I now know how to layout my science explanations properly. You begin with the aim then the prediction, apparatus, method, results and finish with the conclusion.

I have really enjoyed learning about insulators and I hope that my later science experiments will be as enjoyable.

AM.

Year 5 are learning about Insulation and how it works. We done an ice cube experiment using five different materials which are Newspaper, Clingfilm, Tissue, J-cloth and foil.

The first step was to quickly measure the ice cube then rap the five ice cubes with the five different materials.

NS

In 5M we have been doing  an ice cube Experiment for Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox so he won’t be hungry.

We have also been doing it so that we will know which material is the most insulated.

  • Newspaper
  • Foil
  • Tissue
  • Clingfilm
  • J-cloth

Those are the materials that we used. Every 15min we checked how small it began by measuring it with a ruler.

Foil

Foil was the best insulated material because it had the highest measurement.

Clingfilm

Clingfilm was the second best insulated material.

SG

In year 5, we have been learning about the best insulator out of j-cloth, tissue, foil, clingfilm, newspaper and these 5 insulators, we have been investigating the best one because Ernest Shackleton was the first man to go to South Pole with his group.  They studied about the wild life and what species there where but the best thing they done was playing with the snow, they mostly checked the temperature because it was very odd to all of them and why is that crazy.  It is always super cold! Anyway if he was going to eat and his food was going cold he should use the best insulator. It would be thermal foil because it keeps food warm for the longest time.

SA

 

For the past few weeks, in 5M we have been studying the results of our insulation experiment.

Our experiment’s aim is to discover which material is the best material to insulate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox when he goes on his expedition to the Antarctic. The material competing are tin foil, cling film, tissue, J-cloth and newspaper.

Everybody thought the best insulator would be tin foil, as during the swimming fire drill, we used foil blankets. For our experiment we used a strip of each material and a few extra strips of tissue and newspaper as they are affected by the water. It is a good idea to use a tray underneath the ice cubes, so the table does not become flooded. When we had the ice cubes, we had to work fast, due to the fact that our hands are warm, so they will melt the ice cubes faster, making it an unfair test. Insulating is keeping something the same temperature, so the materials had to hold the cold in.

EWK

For the last few weeks year 5 has been learning about the best the Insulating material. Year 5 done an ice cube an experiment.  We had to wrap the ice cubes in different materials and we had to leave them in for 15 mins and then after 15 min we measured the ice cube. After another 15 mins you measured the best ice cube again. In English we had to explain what we had to do in the experiment. We watched a video about Ernest Shackleton he was the first man to visit the discover the South Pole. We had to label his lunch box and what he would put in his lunch box. We labelled what would be in his lunch box and we drew a picture of what we done in the experiment. Ernest Shackleton had to bring warm stuff in his lunch box like soup, hot chocolate, and tea. Ernest Shackleton had to bring a lunch box that had to be made from an insulating material.

SJ

On Wednesday we did science. We did an experiment using cling film, tin foil, tissue, newspaper and j-cloth. We have been doing this for around 2 weeks so we know what to do. This is what we did. First we the watched a video about Ernest Shackleton (the first man to travel to Antarctica.)  We decided to make a lunch box. After that we estimated witch material would be the best at insulating his lunch box.

SS

In year5 we did an ice cube experiment were we wrapped up 5 ice cubes in j-cloth, Clingfilm, tissue, newspaper and foil. Then waited for fifteen minutes then recorded and repeated. After we recorded the sizes of each ice cube we created a line graph to show which ice cube melted the fastest showing us what the best insulating material. After we finished our line graph we published what we did and the process what we did like the Method, Aims, Prediction, Apparatus, Results and the Conclusion. After we had published our work and being hopeful that we hadn’t messed up at all or then we would have to go and do it all again, we made sure that in the conclusion we showed what we thought about the results.

WS

In year 5 we did an ice cube experiment to find out which material is the best insulator. Insulation means to keep the temperature the same, here is an example if you had a cup full of hot chocolate you want the hot chocolate to be the same temperature, so you would need a cup that has a different material for the cup.

 We started with a plan. On the plan it had questions about the experiment and we also had to write our predictions for the experiment.

VS

In year 5, we have been investigating what the best insulating material is. To do this we carried out an experiment by wrapping ice cubes in 5 different materials which were newspaper, tissue, cling film, foil and j-cloth. The reason for this experiment was so we would know which material is best for insulating Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox. We also looked at an insulation experiment video by someone on called Nathan which was in the active voice.  Then we practiced saying what Nathan said in the passive voice. Finally, we did some explanation writing about our experiment and published it on plain paper.

WS

Our experiment’s aim is to discover which material is the best material to insulate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox when he goes on his expedition to the Antarctic. The material competing are tin foil, cling film, tissue, J-cloth and newspaper.

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Everybody thought the best insulator would be tin foil, as during the swimming fire drill, we used foil blankets. For our experiment we used a strip of each material and a few extra strips of tissue and newspaper as they are affected by the water. It is a good idea to use a tray underneath the ice cubes, so the table does not become flooded. When we had the ice cubes, we had to work fast, due to the fact that our hands are warm, so they will melt the ice cubes faster, making it an unfair test. Insulating is keeping something the same temperature, so the materials had to hold the cold in.

 

EWK

For the last few weeks year 5 has been learning about the best the insulating material. Year 5 done an ice cube an experiment.  We had to wrap the ice cubes in different materials and we had to leave them in for 15 mins and then after 15 min we measured the ice cube. After another 15 mins you measured the best ice cube again. In English we had to explain what we had to do in the experiment. We watched a video about Ernest Shackleton he was the first man to visit the discover the South Pole. We had to label his lunch box and what he would put in his lunch box. We labelled what would be in his lunch box and we drew a picture of what we done in the experiment. Ernest Shackleton had to bring warm stuff in his lunch box like soup, hot chocolate, and tea. Ernest Shackleton had to bring a lunch box that had to be made from an insulating material.

SJ

On Wednesday we did science. We did an experiment using cling film, tin foil, tissue, newspaper and j-cloth. We have been doing this for around 2 weeks so we know what to do. This is what we did. First we the watched a video about Ernest Shackleton (the first man to travel to Antarctica.)  We decided to make a lunch box. After that we estimated witch material would be the best at insulating his lunch box.

SS

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In year 5 we did an ice cube experiment were we wrapped up 5 ice cubes in j-cloth, Clingfilm, tissue, newspaper and foil. Then waited for fifteen minutes then recorded and repeated. After we recorded the sizes of each ice cube we created a line graph to show which ice cube melted the fastest showing us what the best insulating material. After we finished our line graph we published what we did and the process what we did like the Method, Aims, Prediction, Apparatus, Results and the Conclusion. After we had published our work and being hopeful that we hadn’t messed up at all or then we would have to go and do it all again, we made sure that in the conclusion we showed what we thought about the results.

WS

 

In year 5 we did an ice cube experiment to find out which material is the best insulator. Insulation means to keep the temperature the same, here is an example if you had a cup full of hot chocolate you want the hot chocolate to be the same temperature, so you would need a cup that has a different material for the cup.

We started with a plan. On the plan it had questions about the experiment and we also had to write our predictions for the experiment.

VS

In year 5, we have been investigating what the best insulating material is. To do this we carried out an experiment by wrapping ice cubes in 5 different materials which were newspaper, tissue, cling film, foil and j-cloth. The reason for this experiment was so we would know which material is best for insulating Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox. We also looked at an insulation experiment video by someone on called Nathan which was in the active voice.  Then we practiced saying what Nathan said in the passive voice. Finally, we did some explanation writing about our experiment and published it on plain paper.

WS

 

Insulation Experiment

In Year 5, we have been investigating the properties of different materials to help in our quest to design and make a drink container suitable for Shackleton to keep his hot chocolate warm as he explores the Antarctic.

To ensure we use the best materials to insulate his cup, we have created prototypes and tested them to see which would keep the drink warmest for longest.

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Which colour cup will insulate Shackleton's hot chocolate best?

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