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Activity; Making a lava lamp effect.Number of Children; 5/6 Setting; Primary School Year 3. Preparation Time; 15 minutes. Age of Children; 7-8 Years old. Activity Time; 30 minutes. Resources: | Rationale: | Clear plastic bottle. 3/4 cups of water. Vegetable oil. Food colouring. Alka –Seltzer tablets. | Get your clear plastic empty bottle, put 3-4 cups of cold water into the bottle, then add the vegetable oil till its nearly full up to the top, then add 10-15 drops of food colouring, after that add 1 or 2 alka-seltzer tablets and watch the effect happen. Finding out about the density of water and oil. | Learning Outcomes for the Children from the National Curriculum; | During Key Stage 2 pupils learn about a wider range of living things, materials and phenomena. They begin to make links between ideas and to explain things using simple models and theories. They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health. They begin to think about the positive and negative effects of scientific and technological developments on the environment and in other contexts. They carry out more systematic investigations, working on their own and with others. They use a range of reference sources in their work. They talk about their work and its significance, and communicate ideas using a wide range of scientific language, conventional diagrams, charts and graphs. | Level 1; XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX | Level 2; Children should be taught to; That science is about thinking creatively to try to explain how living and non-living things work, and to establish links between causes and effects. That it is important to test ideas using evidence from observation and measurement. Ask questions that can be investigated scientifically and decide how to find answers. Consider what sources of information, including first-hand experience and...
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