Yesterday we started working as scientists. We investigated forces and floating and sinking. We discovered that an orange will float in water but a peeled orange will sink. This is because the skin is full of air bubbles that protect the orange and makes it lighter than water.
We also investigated "dancing raisins" and experimented with making a boat that floats - it was harder than you might think!
We used lots of scientific words sich as "observe/ predict/ measure" and talked about the importance of making a fair test
My name is Carmel O'Mahoney. I have been teaching in St Cronan's for 12 years. I love running, singing and teaching!