Science

St Matthew's Catholic Primary School
Winners of the 2017 Primary Science Fair!
St Matthew's Catholic Primary School
Winners of the Science Fair Project 2016!
STEM Ambassadors
Our St Matthew's Ambassadors are getting ready for our Autumn 1 Science week. They prepare and organise resources for the whole school. At the moment they are sorting cicruit packs for year 4 and organising food packaging into foods high is protein, fat, sugar, salt, fibre and vitamins and minerals. Thanks girls, we really couldn't do it without you! 
STEM Club
Building towers
 
STEM club
Bug hunt!
STEM CLUB-Looking Closely at the body (Microscopy) 
Heart Dissection
Science Trip-Catalyst Museum
Which Kitchen Towel has the best Aborbency? Year 5 Investigate
Reminder
All Science Ambassador applications need to be in my Wednesday 8th March. Results will be revealed on Friday 10th March. If you need a form, see Mrs Evans
Science Fair Project-Does the time spent playing video games affect memory and reaction times?
We can't give too much away as it is top secret! Results will follow...
Calculating the Carbon Content of Trees
In this week's STEM club, the children went to the local park to calculate the age and carbon content of a range of trees. Children measured the girth of the tree and used a calculation to calculate carbon content levels. They also classified tree types and looked at lichen levels to assess pollution levels within our area. We will submit these results to Leeds university and in return, a tree will be planted in Africa.  
 
STEM Club-Are you a super taster? 
Our first STEM club session was so much fun! The children worked to count the number of fungiform pipillae on their tongues.Children with 0-5 are categorised as non-tasters, 6-10 are tasters and 11+ are supertasters. Which one are you? 
Coming soon... The Big Bang North West.
St Matthew's Science Team will be attending!
Manchester Science and Industry Museum 
 
Physics Boosters at St John Bosco 
Girls in Year 5 attended their final booster session at St John Bosco. The focus was 'light and shadows' which allowed the children to develop and apply their learning. They investigated the factors that affected the size and clarity of the shadow by changing the distance from the light source. What a great day!
Science Week Winners
Congratulations to the following children and classes:
 
Year 6M and 6B- Bubble Trouble Winners
 
Year 2R- Forensic Science Winners
 
Emmy Clarke (4P) - Best Science Project 
Suspects
Who did it? Can we find the criminal of St Matthew's? Observe closely, you don't want to miss a thing!
Breaking news!
There is a criminal at St Matthews! £1200 and a laptop has gone missing, the suspects are non other than... the teachers at school. Can you investigate and match up the : fingerprints, fibres, handwriting, liquid chromatography, footprints and blood to to the suspects. Don't let your suspicions deceive you, let the evidence guide you to the correct answer. Good Luck!
Gathering the Evidence
Children worked hard to work as forensic scientists and narrow down the suspects. Will they ever find out who did it? 
Evidence Hunt
After all of their hard work, children went around the school to find out who did it... It was Mr Edwards! What a shock!
Calling All Scientists! 
STEM club at St Matthews- See Mrs Evans for details
Problem
How can you investigate the age, height and gender of a skeleton?
Year 3 investigate...
Crazy Chemistry
Problem
Can we make water move from one cup to another without touching it? Year 2 investigate... 
Problem
How can we make ice cream without a freezer?