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Grade 3

Grade 3 / 4 science category for St Patrick’s Primary School Wangaratta

Term 4 kicks off with a bang!

We’ve been busy in the science lab today. The Grade 1s have measured density discovering that an unpeeled orange floats yet a peeled orange sinks- why, I wonder? The Grade 2s and 4s have been creating lava lamps while the Grade… Continue Reading →

Plant Experiment Conclusions

In one week these plants have grown a lot .The yellow one has been in the cupboard and has still grown but is yellow. The green one had sunlight so it was green because of photosynthesis. A chemical reaction which… Continue Reading →

Week 3- Plant Experiment

The grade threes did a experiment on plants.You can see there is a green and yellow plant.The green plant had sunlight and the yellow one was in the cupboard.The green plant is more healthy because it had sunlight. The yellow… Continue Reading →

The Grade 3’s have been looking at how…

The Grade 3’s have been looking at how heat passes through different materials. The kids designed insulating covers to stop an ice cube melting. Here are some of the designs some were better than others.

Heating up in the science lab.

Today the Grade 3’s predicted, tested and recorded how heat affects materials such as chocolate, ice, salt and marbles.

Deadly Australians

The children were inspired to classify different animals into their groups, after their amazing experience at the Deadly Australian Presentation. Here is an example of a reptile and mammal skeleton. Reptile: Rattle snake Mammal: Marmoset

Harvest time!

The Grade 3’s harvested the garlic and herbs (parsley, rosemary and mint) to sell at this weekends Wangaratta Farmers Market. Our room smells amazing!! Thanks Mr Fram for your garlic bulbs in June, they’ve grown beautifully.

Energy Wise

This is Alice and Amelie’s room heating data that they have collected over 3 weeks. The deal range for winter heating is 18 to 20 degrees. This chart shows how well St Pat’s is doing at being Energy Wise.

Recycling water bottles.

The Grade 3’s examined how PET water bottles are recycled. These water bottles can be used to make clothing, shoes, playground equipment, carpet, outdoor furniture, sleeping bag filler and car parts. Check out this clip to see how its done

How does heat affect materials?

Some materials melted such as butter and ice. Others softened (chocolate) and some heated up (rocks, salt and metal)

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