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Matt Cromwell

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Vortex Experiment (Transferring Energy)

Hello Grade 5, So, we have been been learning about different forms of energy that is all around us. Today we wanted to do an exciting test with you. Also, we wanted to demonstrate with you how to record and document an experiment in the correct way using different headings to guide us. Now, if it wasn't for online learning we would do this experiment together at school, but as we can't do that we are using a video that we took with G5 last year. 1) Watch the video below 2) Click add to go to the work template 3) Carefully look at and listen to the instructions as we talk you through all the key parts of writing up a scientific experiment (using the Vortex Cannon as our example) 4) When you reach page 5 we want you to have a go at label the conclusion of our experiment. To do this successfully you need to look at the 'hypothesis' and the 'results' page (P2 + P4). A good conclusion talks about the results and then connect them to the hypothesis. Does the evidence make your hypothesis correct or incorrect? 5) Have a go at building your own Vortex Cannon. I wonder if your results will be similar or different to our experiment on the video? If you do not have a cardboard box there are different objects that you can use. I advise to put 'vortex cannon' into youtube as there are lots of alternative ways of making them on that site. 6) Document your cannon with photo label and mic Deadline = By the end of the day on Friday Time = 60 minutes Success = Write the conclusion to our experiment, build a Vortex Cannon and document how you get on

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, Science
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