Archive for the ‘Science Year 1’ Category

Session 9: Physical Education (Products)

The ninth session serves as a round up for the activities covered in previous sessions. The children are once again involved in physical activity, however this time the activity focuses on animal products, topic that was covered in Session 5. Here the concepts are reinforced through different activities as children learn through play and games. Since, during session 7, children learnt about the life-cycle of a plant, we thought of reinforcing also the concepts learnt during this session by taking the children to Buskett. The Bee-Bots will also join the children during this outing. The children will thus have the opportunity to see various trees, plants and flowers, observe closely the nature around them and also do some physical exercise.

Session delivery date:
St. Clare Pembroke Primary C – Wednesday 30th March 2011
St. Thomas More Zejtun Primary A – Friday 1st April 2011

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Session 7 – Life Cycle of a Flower

The session’s main objective is to give the children an opportunity to have a closer look at the beauty of nature and use a digital microscope that can help us see things that are usually not visible to the naked eye. During the session the children will have the opportunity to understand how a plant grows from a little seed to a fully grown flower. The Bee-Bot is used during an activity where the children are to put in a logical sequence pictures depicting the life cycle of a flower. The microscope is also used during this session to encourage children to investigate closely different kind of flowers, leaves, etc.

View a video capture shot by the children
using the Easi-scope digital microscope.

Session delivery date:
St. Clare Pembroke Primary C – Tuesday 15th March 2011
St. Thomas More Zejtun Primary A – Thursday 17th March 2011

Click here to download the Session 7 Lesson Note Topic: Life Cycle of a Flower.

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Session 6 – Ghammieri Outing

Session delivery date:
St. Thomas More Zejtun Primary A – Thursday 3rd March 2011
St. Clare Pembroke Primary C – scheduled for the 25th May 2011

Oh what a day! Children attending Year 1 at Zejtun A Primary school had quite a great time visiting the Government farm Ghammieri. We’ve been talking about animals quite  a lot during our sessions and thus it was time for children to actually see some of these animals, the places where they live as well as hear their actual sounds. Children were enthusiastic about this outing! During this session, children had also the opportunity to use the Tuff Cams to take photos and shoot videos of all that they were seeing. Before visiting Ghammieri, children had the opportunity to view a presentation about the Government farm to help them focus better on what they were expected to find.

Children had great fun using Tuff Cams. They shot videos and took pictures of goats, cows, birds, ducks and so on. They did quite a good job. Every child had the opportunity to handle the Tuff Cams. The pictures and videos taken by the children will be eventually used later on to create a presentation about their work during this project.