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Seasons and Weather

Key info...

Learning level: Key Stage 1
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand
Minimum Attendance: 12

Students discover how the sun moves through the sky at different times of the year.

The workshop includes a short planetarium session and time spent in the lab investigating the factors which make a snowman melt fastest. There's also a chance to dive into our dressing up box to choose clothing appropriate for different weather.

What will you learn?

Curriculum Links
Science KS1 – Working Scientifically
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
Science KS1 – Year 1 – Seasonal changes
  • Observe changes across the four seasons.
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.
Aims and Objectives
  • Investigate the conditions that will cause a snowman to melt the fastest.
  • Identify the best clothes to wear in different types of weather.
  • Discover how the sun moves across the sky at different times of year.
  • Discover seasonal changes in weather and our environment throughout the year.