WATER FORCE CHALLENGE!
Designed to support a school trip to Blackgang Chine
SCIENCE Upper Key Stage 2
Other Key Stage Variants: Lower Key Stage 2 (Low Ability) | Lower Key Stage 2 (High Ability)
Variants: High Ability students
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This is an on-site Science resource that engages students with their vsisit to Blackgang Chine, most notably the Water Force attraction.
Students work scientifically in observing and collecting data. They will discover which of the water chutes is the fastest by devising and/or conducting experiments.
Students will use scientific terminology to describe their findings, and use standard measurement units to record their data.
It would be useful if students had previous discussion about the principles of fair testing and variables. It is also important that students know how to take an average reading.
This resource will provide students with an enriched experience as they will be using their visit to practise important scientific skills, whilst having fun and working together.
Key Skills Practised
Recognising when a simple fair test is necessary
Making decisions about how to record and analyse data
Identification of key variables & choosing one to investigate
Making accurate observations
Using scientific terminology to describe findings
It is suggested to teachers that some background to the topic be taught and practiced in class prior to the trip so students are aware of the scientific skills they will be using.
During the Visit
Students to complete tasks within the Science resource linked to this document
Why not complete this resource on a day trip?
The Isle of Wight can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! If you're located close to the south coast then a day trip is easily achievable...
This resource could be completed as part of the following day trip:
Land of Imagination! from £25pp
Let children's imaginations run wild as they enjoy the many themed areas around Blackgang Chine!
Design more complex experiments to test the speed of different objects with variables as a focus.
Some students are able to follow instructions for a simple scientific enquiry; some students will design a simple scientific enquiry. They can make systematic and careful observations. They can make accurate measurements using standard units. Students will use scientific language to explain their findings.
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