Great Science Share on 14 June

On 14 June, the school will be celebrating all things scientific by taking part in the national Great Science Share. This is an event where children ask and answer their own questions about the world around them and share what they found out with others. In our school, our class will be sharing some science with some of the older children. We are focusing on our current topic: plants.

When we started the topic, the children came up with lots of questions to which they would like the answers. If you would like to be involved as a family, it would be lovely if you could pick one of these questions and help your child answer it at home over half term. The children could make a poster to share with the older classes on 14 June. This is NOT homework and is completely optional (we will also be sharing what we do in science lessons). However, if you and your child are interested then it would be great if you could help them to do some finding out, either by asking other grown ups, looking things up, or by doing some investigating.

The questions were:

Why are there lots of different types of flowers?

Why do people plant flowers?

Why do trees not grow on concrete?

Do trees just randomly grow in the wild?

How do trees grow?

What makes a plant a plant?

Why do trees have bark?

Why do flowers have petals?

I can’t wait to see what the children come up with! Thank you!