IHMS had a school wide ‚??Science Day‚?Ě on Friday, April 12th where students participated in hands-on science activities. Each class, from Kindergarten to grade 8 took part in an activity related to their respective grade‚??s science curriculum.
The Kindergarten class mixed primary colours to produce secondary colours.
The grade 1 students created beaver habitats as part of their unit on Living Things.
The grade 2 students designed and built toy cars to travel down a ramp for the Science¬†unit¬†called Position and Motion.
The grade 3 students learned about polymers. The ‚??Let‚??s Talk Science‚?Ě group did a presentation to the class entitled ‚??Slimy Surprise/Magic Mud‚?Ě.
The grade 4 students investigated, tested, and compared the physical properties of rocks and minerals.
The grade 5 class made mini catapults. They used everyday objects to build a simple machine with a lever as it‚??s main component. The students identified the fulcrum, the resistance force, and the effort force of their machines. They tested the effectiveness of their catapult by measuring the distance it could toss a marshmallow. Students then evaluated their machines and discussed possible improvements to their design.
In grade 6 the students made and tested electromagnets.
The grade 7 students designed and constructed an insulated container to keep water hot for as long as possible.
The grade 8 students determined the density of a number of different objects.