Miss Erin Smith
Science with Miss Smith
Over the course of the year students at Cassia Primary will learn the four different spectrums of Science; Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences and Physical Sciences.
During our Biological Sciences lesson students investigate living things. Researching features and characteristics of living things and how living things adapt and survive in their environment. Students complete posters of information to show their knowledge and understanding. Students enjoy learning about animals and how some have remarkable features and exciting facts.
Chemical Sciences brings a different investigation; students look at how chemical reactions are used in our everyday lives. Students focus on the States of Matter in cooking, from cooking in different environments, underground and using different materials to cook with. Researching how cultures cook and what instruments are used for example, cooking fish in leaves.
In Earth and Space Sciences students research and investigate the weather, bodies of water, Earth’s axis, surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity, Earth’s place in the Solar System and sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface. Whist investigating these learning areas we complete different activities including posters and written work. This topic is always a favourite as students are extremely interested in Earth and Space.
Physical Sciences is another favourite due to more hands on investigating and fun learning. Students investigate how objects movement depends on a variety of factors, different forces the Earth encounters and forces affected by how we move objects. As the year levels get higher the students look at how heat and Light are used as energy source, from the natural heat sources giving us energy to warm ourselves and light to be able to see to essential energy to power our home, towns, city, and planet.