Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Year 6 Scientists

Science afternoon in Year 6

Task – Alien Soup

In a cup:

  • Add a spoonful of sand.
  • Add a spoonful of salt.
  • Now put 10 paperclips in the cup.
  • Add a pinch of coloured counters.
  • Add a spoonful of rice.
  • Finally add 50ml of water.
  • Stir well until the ingredients are well-mixed.

OOPS! There was too much salt added, so you will need to separate all the ingredients and remove the salt, so the soup can be made again tomorrow !!

How will you do it?

The children used their scientific knowledge to the test to solve the problem. They used their knowledge of: dissolving, sieving, filtration, magnetism, evaporation and condensation.

Well done Year 6.

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