Year 5 Trip to Planeta Explora

On Friday, 16th March, the children in Year 5 went to Planeta Explora in Benalmádena. The excursion was closely linked to their IPC studies. During the visit the children developed their scientific understanding through practical investigations. They had a wonderful time finding out about reversible and irreversible changes by mixing solids and liquids to create new materials. They also enhanced their understanding of chemical symbols. Later in the day the children investigated forces using a pendulum and made a “water rocket” to find out about air pressure. Finally, the group explored electrical conductors using a Van de Graaff generator. All the children had a fantastic time and Pablo commented, “I loved making the rocket and watching it fly through the air.” As Alejandra put it, “We learned lots of things we didn’t know before.”