As part of a ‘Harry Potter Science Topic’ our Congleton school pupils have studied owls, including adaptations, food chains, owl pellets and an English based fact finding investigation (cross-curricular link). Surprisingly, they thoroughly enjoyed dissecting owl pellets to find out what the owls had eaten, using specialist charts to compare the bones of different animals.
Pupils are generating a Wizard book which is a replacement of their exercise book for this topic. In this they will eventually have lots of information about the owls, potions, recipes (experiment methods) and how the these work (results, conclusions) with explanations linked to chemical reactions, acids and alkalis and states of matter.
The books are actual Harry Potter note books with wand pencils…which they love!
This week they grew a nose in a jar! They were looking at how Halloween toys work and using science to explain this.