Year 4 STEMazing Activites

Over the past term Year 4 have been inspired by some STEMazing people who work in STEM professions. They have been teaching them science for the last 6 weeks. This week we tested 5 items per group (one paper clip, one jelly bean, one coin, one scrunched up ball of paper and one plastic lid) to discover the density of each. We also added mixed water, then 100 ml of oil in their plastic receptacles to compare the density of water and oil. A few drops of food colouring were needed, too! They had record sheets to write down about the density of each and every item. They used their powers of observation to see if items would sink or float.  Children enjoyed every bit of it and they felt as if they were significant scientists.