Ask the children
what is water? Answers may include 'Water is a liquid - You can
pour water - We drink water - We use water to wash ourselves'. Through
discussion (whole class and pairs) the children will begin to realise
the importance of water.
Laptop and data projector are set up. Children settle themselves
comfortably in front of the screen. They listen to the topic information
related by the characters on screen. These are
(1) Floating and Sinking and (2) Dissolving. Then they answer quiz
On screen each substance is tested by clicking on it and placing
it in a jar of water; a spoon is used to stir each substance into
the water. Children watch carefully to see if they are dissolved
and Sinking: The children click on objects on the screen and place
them in a basin of water They predict to see if the items float
A quiz follows
each game which the children will play together.
are set up where children can get first hand experience in (1) floating
and sinking (2) dissolving. They test items to see if they float
or sink and take note of the results. They also put salt and sugar
into jars, stir, watch and record the results.
of these experiments will be taken using the Digital Camera. Children
will write up their own opinions about the Laptop and what they
learnt during the lesson.