Tuesday, 4 October 2016

WOW! Hands on Science

This afternoon, classes VW and SC worked together to conduct a scientific investigation. They worked in house groups in order to see if they could make plastic from milk and vinegar. The children had to work together to write a prediction, method, results/ observation section and conclusion. Children had great fun watching the curds form and then straining them through the sieve. The curds are called ‘casein’  and this forms when the protein in the milk meets the acid in the vinegar, causing the quick separation we witnessed. The children moulded the casein into different shapes- we will wait to see what happens over the next few days. The children had lots of fun, although nobody appreciated the smell!