Thursday, 8 July 2021

Science in Year 5 #science

This week we have been investigating how to make a liquid stack. 

We made our predictions based on the properties of different liquids; some groups thought that liquids would need to be poured in a specific order to separate, others did not think the order mattered. 

Today we found out… 

Each group poured their chosen liquids into a container in a specified order, giving each liquid one minute to settle. They repeated this process until all liquids were poured. After this, groups conducted observations, which they wrote up in a table, and drew a diagram of each stack of liquids. 

Here are the results: 

Can you try to explain why the liquids have separated in this way? Why don’t you try this activity at home and see what happens for yourself?

Next week, we will be writing our conclusion so we will reveal the answer then!