Forest School and Science Activity

Year 5 have been very lucky to have enjoyed forest school this term.  Not one to waste a learning opportunity, Mrs Sutton decided to combine Forest School and Science, by making good use of the camp fire.

The children have been building on their previous knowledge of materials and have been looking at reversible and irreversible changes. So, putting the campfire to good use, the children investigated which changes would be reversible or irreversible through burning, mixing and heating.  The children burnt wood, paper and cardboard.  They then looked at melting chocolate and marshmallows, both independently and combined, to discover the effects, as well as popping popcorn.

They were also joined by Mrs Thompson to help us investigate whether mixing and cooking pancake mix was reversible and of course check out her pancake flipping skills!