I did some research today about aviation and I found out that the science of rockets. It is called rocketry. A rocket is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle which obtains thrust from a rocket engine. In all rockets, the exhaust is formed entirely from propellants carried within the rocket before use. To read more, go to the link:
Here are some short clips about it. They are good, but they are short and unclear.
The first one is the launch of NASA Rocket Apollo 15, and the second one is the first moon landing in 1969 with communication between the astronauts and Houston base. Enjoy! 🙂
Watch this video, then go to the Everyday Science set on our Flickr account and add notes to say what kind of science is in the photos and why you think that.
I found this really cool science experiment on You Tube so I wanted to share it with you.
This experiment is about fake snow.
Next week, you will have the chance to set up and conduct your own science experiments. In order to do this, you will need a plan and the materials to be used in the experiment.
This week, select an experiment to do in school by looking at the websites below or by looking at books that you find at home or in the library. Select an experiment that will be simple enough to do and that will give you the chance to think and work like a scientist. Don’t just choose experiments that are “fun” but which don’t really seem to be that scientific.
Make a comment to tell us which experiment you want to do, where you found it and what materials you will need.
Why not try some experiments this weekend – you have four days off school! Blow us away by being scientists at home and share what you do on Flickr.
Next week, we are going to do some detailed research into scientists who have made discoveries and innovations. Let’s try not only to find out about the famous scientists that we already know about. Try to think about it differently. Maybe think about things that you find interesting and then try and trace it backwards to find out about the people responsible for inventing it or discovering something that helped with the invention. Try to make connections with other units of inquiry – the discoveries and innovations relevant to how we organize ourselves, how we express ourselves, who we are,where we are in place and time and sharing the planet. That should make next week much more interesting!
Make a comment to explain:
- What you are interesting in researching
- Why you are interested in that
- Where you think you’ll be able to find a lot of information
- How you think you might share your research with everybody
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Ms. Angela showed me this website and it looks great. There’s lots of ideas for experiments you could do at school or at home. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens tomorrow. This afternoon was great!