INVESTIGATING FUNGI

Busy science investigations this week in year 6

We have set up our ‘GROT BOXES’ in a variety of different places, with varying temperatures. Excellent temperature reading skills.

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We we also had another trip to the local woodland, I wasn’t sure year 6 noticing skills would be up to the challenge, but I was wrong, they spotted more fungi and lichen than me! STARS!

Thanks Dayna- Mai for taking the photos…

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INVESTIGATING FUNGI

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Fungi are multi-cell non-vascular organisms. We looked along the wiggly path finding evidence of fungus.

image image Investigating fungi. We went outside and searched our grounds.

we found chicken of the woods, candlesnuff fungus, bay boletus, field mushroom, oyster, ink caps. We found them on wood, in the ground and in the beetle shelter.sci

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We put 2 spoons of yeast, 100 ml of water, 2 spoons of sugar then we measured the temperature and we watched the bag. The yeast respired and we saw froth, the bags got fatter some of them popped.

Then we tried using milk instead of water and hot chocolate instead of sugar to see if it still worked. It did.

We learnt about Lichen and next week we are going to the woods to find fungi and lichen.

When we were outside we also spotted these on the leaves. Isabella and Damian, Y6

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World War in Year 6

Year 6 are taking part in various World War activities this morning. They are creating a poppy field,a living memory rap, air raid leaflets on the iPads, Christmas Truce comic strips with links to the shepherds’ visit to Jesus and recruitment posters. They also managed to deliver the Wednesday Word to each class!

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