Science Progression Documents
Super Scientists - within our School
2020 has been an unusual year for us all and many of the children of BMT have still carried on with their science investigations at home! Just some examples are: using food colouring to change the colours of flowers; electrical surveys; weather forecasts and investigating seasons. Of course we saw plenty of rainbows, from the staff video to colouring; beautiful posters in windows to rainbows made from food.
Well done everyone!
Super Scientists - new members of the BMT family!
This term we are all excited about visiting our wildlife area to check out the frogs. Those children who were back in school before the summer holidays were privileged to see tadpoles in abundance, plenty of froglets and even a few small frogs.
Super Scientists - from History
Have you ever thought about how things got to us and the way we used them today? I mean overtime someone invented the wheel and from that we eventually ended up with the wheels and tyres that are on cars.
Science and the world of discovery and technology is all around us.
Every half-term I will share with you some information on a famous scientist, there will also be a task to complete which could earn you team points and a certificate.
Super Scientists - World Famous
Alhazen 965 –1040 AD
Alhazen was born in 965 AD in Basra, Iraq. He was a polymath, which means he was a person of wide knowledge. He was an early physicist, mathematician and astronomer. He was particularly interested in optics. He is often referred to as the “World’s first true scientist”.
Alhazen investigated and formulated the laws of reflection and refraction of light. He was also able to explain why images appeared upside down in a camera obscura; these were dark vaulted rooms which sometimes had small holes in the walls. When light came through these holes, an image from the outside would be projected on the wall but upside down. Alhazen carried out experiments with handmade pinhole cameras to prove that these images occurred because light travels in straight lines.
He was the first to use mathematics to explain visual phenomena, he famously explained the ‘moon illusion’ . It is also believed that his greatest, and furthest reaching, achievement was inventing the ‘scientific method’ as we know it today. He was the first to experiment with all his theories. His method of “observe, hypothesize, experiment, revise and repeat” is the scientific method we see in action today.
He was ahead of his time and made groundbreaking discoveries, which enabled the progression of science in the generations after him.
Super Scientists - OCTOBER CHALLENGE
Can you tell me what Alhazen is famous for?
Can you research and make a pinhole camera?
Give your entry to your teacher before half-term so that I can arrange your points and certificates.