11 Dec 2012

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths

Brain Storm About Snow Temperature Differences
Today, in Science, Year 4 was asked whether snow is always the same temperature, wherever it is.

Assuming that the temperature differs, Year 4 was then asked to identify the likely causes of the temperature differences.

Some interesting theories about physics arose, as you can see from this map, which stemmed from a lively brain storming session. The map was created with Smartnotes technology, on an interactive whiteboard.

Using A Thermometer To Check The Temperature Of  Snow
Next, the girls and boys had to engineer some experiments that would test fairly their various theories.

Last, like all good physicists, it was out into the field, despite the weather, to note down numerous mathematical measurements that would prove, or disprove, the brainstormed ideas.

This is another fine example of how the children at Bielefeld School are excited about careers in important disciplines to our economy, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM careers).

NB The Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures are about Chemistry this year. The Lectures will be on BBC Four at 8pm on 26, 27 and 28 December. Set your TV recorders today.