From the Junior and Middle Schools

Experimenting with Chemistry in Year 6

Throughout Term 1, Year 6 students have been working through a Chemistry unit focused on reversible and irreversible changes and conducting fair tests. Students have discovered that when working as a scientist and conducting experiments that only one variable at a time is changed to ensure the accuracy of data collected. In small groups, our Year 6s were required to design and implement an experiment using their knowledge of a fair test, measuring three possible outcomes.

Students developed experiments that included eggs, icy poles, balloons, and chocolate. The classroom, verandah and surrounds were a buzz of activity as observations were made and results discussed, even if experiments didn’t quite go to plan.