How can you live a happy and healthy life?

posted 26 Jan 2017, 22:06 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 26 Jan 2017, 22:07 ]
This was the big question that led our learning as we looked through our ENQUIRY lens and conducted scientific investigations relating to being fit and healthy. We linked our learning with PE, where we conducted experiments based on the BIG Question: Does practice improve a skill?
The children are conducting a study, where over the next 2 weeks they will repeat the same exercises on 4 occasions to see if they improve as the practice the skill.

We also conducted an investigation to determine nutritional value of porridge verse chocolate.
They cooperated in their teams to squeeze the porridge and chocolate bar through a stocking, representing our intestines. It was clear to see that the porridge contained more Nutritional Value as it seeped through the stocking, and thus allowed the body to "absorb" the goodness. The chocolate bar did not come through the stocking at all.
They recorded their findings and reflected on their learning, discussing whether the test was fair.