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SCIENCE

Friday 15th January 2020

 

What are the key parts of a healthy diet?

 

In this lesson, we will learn about what is important in a healthy diet. We will discuss the seven nutrients we need to know as well as their role in the body.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-key-parts-of-a-healthy-diet-60wkgr

Thursday 10th December 2020: Science Activity 

Look at the three images below and make a list all of the similarities and differences between them. 

  • To help you, think about their appearence
  • What do they do?
  • Where can you find them?
  • How does their body work?
  1. Pick one of them which you think may be the odd one out and explain why you think so.
  2. Keep your list and bring it to school on Monday! :)

Thursday 10th December 2020

Here is a short video about how our circulatory system functions to keep us alive. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-how-our-circulatory-system-keeps-us-alive/zhf76v4

Thursday 3rd December 2020

Science Experiment at Home! The Pumping Heart Model

We have learnt a lot about the heart recently. Let's do a revision and then you can try this experiment at home! 

The heart pumps blood all around the body. The left side of the heart pumps blood that contain oxygen around the body through the arteries. The blood travel from the arteries into capillaries where it delivers oxygen and nutrients to every parts of the body. 

Veins take the blood back to the right side of the heart. It is then pumped to the lungs.

 

Remember:

Artery- Away from the heart

Vein- In the heart

 

The heart has two features that keep blood flowing in the right directions. These are chambers and valves. The chambers fill with blood and then squeeze to pump the blood out. The upper chamber is called an atrium and the lower chamber is called a ventricle. There is a valve between the atrium and the ventricle that control the direction of the flow of blood between these two chambers. 

 

Now, who is ready to make a heart model at home?

https://www.science-sparks.com/pumping-heart-model/

You will need the following:

A clean and transparent jar

A balloon

Water

Red food colouring

2 plastic straws

Tape 

Scissors

A tray

 

Procedure:

  1. Fill the jar just over half full and add a few drops of food colouring.
  2. Cut the neck off the balloon and stretch the rest over the opening of the jar. Save the balloon neck.
  3. Use scissors to carefully poke two holes in the balloon. These should be smaller than the straw as you need them to fit tightly.
  4. Push each straw through a hole in the balloon.
  5. Place the neck from the balloon over the end of one straw and seal the end of one straw with the balloon neck with the tape. This is your valve.
  6. Press down on the balloon and watch what happens. Water should be forces out of the straw that isn't sealed. 
  7. The balloon end valve stops water going back down the straw. Take the balloon valve off the straw. You should find that water now goes back down the straw.

When you push down on the balloon this is like your heart is contracting and squeezing the heart chambers. This pushes blood out of the heart and into the arteries.

 

Answers to 'What is in your blood?' questions:

  1. Our blood vessels are compared to the road network.
  2. Red blood cells deliver oxygen around our body.
  3. White blood cells protect us against diseases by fighting off germs. 
  4. Plasma is a liquid that carries the red blood cells, white blood cells and the blood platelets. Plasma also transports important nutrients. 
  5. The blue colour is associated with deoxygenated blood and the red colour is associated with oxygenated blood. 
  6. Blood platelets do the repair jobs.

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

What is in your blood?

Watch the short clip about the blood and answer the following questions:

  1. To what type of network is our blood vessels compared to?
  2. What is the function of the red blood cell?
  3. What is the role of the white blood cell?
  4. What is plasma? What does it do?
  5. What does the blue and red coloured blood vessels tell you about the type of blood it carries?
  6. From the video, which cell in your blood does the repairing job?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc/articles/zqv4cwx

 

Tuesday 1st December 2020

What does the heart do?

We have been studying the circulatory system and the heart recently. 

Here is a short video about what the heart does. Watch it and have a quick revision. 

There is a small quiz at the bottom of the page!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zv9qhyc/articles/zm6xvk7

We are trying to raise money to support children at home with their learning. We will be doing a 24 Hour Live teach-a-thon. Here is the donation link https://gofund.me/4ef66acb
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