Dissecting a Female Frog
Children have been sharing their expertise around fossils and archaeology. Children searched for fossils in the sand, carefully using the soft brushes and tools to remove the debris, others knew fossils were "like skeletons". Children have shared books and closely observed artefacts to find out more information, with many children sustaining for long periods in this exploratory play.
Science through Cooking
Cooking is an experience we plan almost daily at Rachel Keeling. As part of our focus on deeper learning and science, some children were targeted to make meringues. Children worked collaboratively to gather resources and read the recipe. Children observed the effects of change during the process. As the heat was added some of the ingredients changed state from liquid to solid whilst others changed from solid to liquid. Children learnt first hand about aeration whilst using the electric whisk to whisk air into the sugar and eggs.