Our Science Question is an opportunity for all pupils to use independent research to provoke discussion and stimulate scientific thinking.
The question is set on a Tuesday/Wednesday, and can be seen on this webpage and on the Science noticeboard in the main corridor (opposite Birch Class). Answers are due ten days later on Thursday, and should be written in a speech bubble and placed on the noticeboard. The best answers are awarded a certificate, which will be presented in assembly.
Our Science Question
What do you think of these statements? (There is a question for each group, on “Space” and “Sound”)
Answer To Past Questions
Sound – Ear Trumpet
The ear trumpet acts like a funnel that collects sound. It can collect more sound waves because it has a large open end. This means that the sound will be louder. The direction that the ear trumpet faces makes a difference to the sound that you hear, so you will hear sounds better from one side than the other.
Space – Rotating Earth
To someone in the Northern Hemisphere the Earth appears to rotate anti-clockwise. But to someone in the Southern Hemisphere the Earth appears to rotate clockwise. Which way it seems to rotate depends on where you are looking from. There are no absolute directions in space, so the only way to describe the rotation of the Earth is in relation to a particular point on Earth.