We went to the Museum of London to learn more about the River Thames which was linked to our topic.
We looked at how the environment has changed over time. We collected interesting artefacts which had washed up on the shore. We found items hundreds of years old such as bits of pottery and tiles from buildings!
We also checked the PH level of the water as most of our drinking water comes from the Thames.
We ended the trip by exploring the rest of the museum inside.
We played a relay race game to help us learn all about the water cycle.
We had to work as a team to recreate a diagram of the water cycle. Each member of our team had to remember different parts of the cycle.
The winning team was the team who had the most detailed diagram which included all the key vocabulary.
We carried out observations on evaporation and condensation. We’ve been checking daily to see how fast evaporation occurs in our classroom which has an average temperature of 23degrees.
We found, the water on the paper towel evaporated within 24 hours. We discovered that the higher the temperature, it increases the rate of evaporation e.g. paper towel on the radiator.
We’ve also noticed the level of water in the cup decreasing everyday as it is evaporating and turning into water vapour.
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