Spring 2 starts with a scientific experiment. Using our previous science knowledge about environments, our understanding of the food chain and habitats. The experiment was to see if our artificial habitats encouraged bugs/insects to use them. The children had to have a hypothesis and understand the reason of using a control pot.
What was your hypothesis?
Why did we need a control pot?
What is a habitat?
The first discussion centred round their knowledge of the bugs and insects.
Which bug did you choose to make a habitat for?
What considerations did you need to think about?
Once they had identified all the needs required for their experiment the children planned their habitat. This included a map of the outside area to plot where they thought the pot would be best placed.
Give at least 3 things you needed to consider?
The children then went outside and placed their pots ready to check them in 2 weeks’ time when they will evaluate their findings.