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Working Scientifically

Snowy Owls have been busy again, this time investigating how well they wash their hands!  They used a special kit (from the Teacher Scientist Network) to look at their hands before and after they had washed, so they could decide themselves how well they wash their hands.

Snowy Owls are beginning a new topic: Healthy Me!  In these photos, they are learning about exercise and how it keeps you fit and healthy.

Barn Owls have been investigating sound.  In the pictures below, they are using tuning forks to investigate what sound is:  vibrations, and then comparing the vibrations in air to the vibrations in water.

Eagle Owls have been examining fossils using the TSN Fossil kit.  Some of their favourite fossils were the Mammoth vertebrate, tooth and hair; the Icthosaur coprolite (fossilised poo!); Trilobite; and Ammonite.  Some children also brought fossils for everyone to view from their own collections at home!


Snowy Owls have been learning about the solar system.  This has included using a planetarium to look at the night sky and stories of the constellations.  As part of a STEAM activity, they have been making models of the planets using papier-mache.

Eagle Owls have been learning about light.  They began by finding out about reflection, then using this knowledge, they designed and made periscopes.

Barn Owls have been learning about teeth.  They made models of their mouths and have been carrying out an ‘eggperiment’ about the effect of different food and drink on their teeth by using eggs.