Thursday 13th October 2016
Y6 Trip – Learning about forces and animals at Drayton Manor
Y6 thoroughly enjoyed themselves on their science trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park. Half of the day was spent in a workshop learning about forces on rollercoasters and the other half was split between the zoo and the rides. They learnt about balancing forces, gravity, magnetism, kinetic energy, cogs and they even got to create their own roller coaster loops using Kinnex. During the workshop, they got to handle real magnets and cogs that were taken from rollercoasters at Drayton Manor. Whilst visiting the zoo, they saw lots of different types of animals: reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds and mammals. They learnt and used new scientific vocabulary, such as: omnivore, carnivore, nocturnal, invertebrate and vertebrate. Their fun fact of the day was that a panther is actually a black leopard!