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P5/P6 Science 2018 / June Prog Day 3 (Girls) – electricity & Slime

The HIGHLIGHT again, the girls wanted to do the slime immediately, but we wanted to complete our prepared syllabus first. We were firm to lay our expectations and they acceded. We cleared what we needed to clear and got them to record and observe any tasks needed to be completed.

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We showed a video on an experiment to show how iron is found in cereals. It was an eye opener and they were thinking how could their bodies absorb iron? We used this chance to educate them. It was a pity we could not do this physically, as we needed to find a box of cereal with high amounts of iron and we could not, and thus, we could not conduct the experiment. We shall keep trying!

Before the highlight, we did another tough experiment – electricity. Getting them to do a simple circuit is not simple after all, they complained. Well, it really was not easy to get the circuit on as the copper tape is not strong to conduct enough electricity to flow through, not all were successful. 2 girls made it.

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For the rest, we got them to do what the boys did, making a much more direct circuit. It took the girls some time to figure out and they almost gave up. But at Sowing Seedz, we want them to experience failure, pick themselves up and try again, which they finally did. Success is sweet when they persevere!

After their break, it was finally the activity they wanted to do. The girls requested not to follow the instructions from our Investigative Task as they had done the slime many times and they wanted to try on their own. Why not? We are flexible to give them freedom to explore and experiment.

The girls were really good in kneading the mixture. It reminded us of bread dough roux…

… and even prata! One kosong and one egg, please!

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Our programme had finally ended and we asked the girls to pose a farewell picture and to hear what they said. We shall see them over their regular classes soon!

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