Science Revision Question of the Day!

During the first week of the Easter break, there will be a new Science revision question posted for year 6 to try and complete. For every question answered you could earn yourself a superhero learning point.
Remember: typing is writing so please do not simply copy and paste large chunks of text from the Internet.

Saturday 31st March

  • What is evaporation?
  • Give a real life example of evaporation.
Sunday 1st April
  • What is condensation?
  • Give a real life example of condensation.
Monday 2nd April
  • What is a reversible change?
  • What is an irreversible change?
  • Give real life examples of both.

Tuesday 3rd April

  • What are the properties of a solid?
  • What are the properties of a liquid?
  • What are the properties of a gas?

Wednesday 4th April

  • What properties make plastic unsuitable for a bath towel?
  • Based on their properties, which materials would be more suitable and why?
Thursday 5th April
  • What would you need to create a functioning electrical circuit
Friday 6th April
  • What is an electrical insulator?
  • Give an example of a material which is an electrical insulator.
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31 Responses to Science Revision Question of the Day!

  1. Miss Trim says:

    Now, I’m quite sure all the Year 6 pupils know the answer to this question! But, who will be the first to answer??

  2. Olivia A says:

    Evaporation is when water heats up, turning into water vapour and then it evaporates.

  3. Miss Trim says:

    Well done, Olivia. One power point! Well done for being the first to answer this science question. I wonder if anyone else can find out any other facts about evaporation? Or maybe condensation?

  4. Miss Cazneaux says:

    Well done Olivia! I am very impressed to see you’re being such a responsible leaner over the Easter holidays!

  5. Olivia A says:

    Condensation is when water vapour evaporates lets say on the window and that is what condensation is it is abit like steam but that is not the scientific word!
    A reversible change is when something can do something again and again: In the freezer I have some ice I place it outside and it melts into water, but when I put the water in the freezer it will freeze a little while after.
    A irreversible change is when you can never, ever change it back: As I fried my egg for my breakfast I thought about why I could not change my breakfast back into a normal egg as every cooked thing cannot be changed back.

  6. Olivia A says:

    A liquid will fill up the shape of a container.
    A solid is something you can hold.
    A gas is everywhere floating around freely.

  7. Mr Croutear says:

    Olivia, what a Science STAR you are!

    Come on the rest of the Upper Juniors!

  8. Emma R says:

    The properties that make a plastic towel unsuitable are:
    It is hard (not flexable)
    Waterproof (can’t soak up water)
    Rough (not smooth).

    To make a towel I think you would need to use a cloth or a cotton material due to the fact it would be: flexable,smooth and absorb water.

  9. Miss Cazneaux says:

    Hurrah!! Well done, Emma! A great scientific answer! I love how you’ve included Scientific properties! Well done, girls! I’m sure it won’t be long until the boys get their Science hats on and begin to answer some questions……

  10. Olivia A says:

    Plastic is unsuitable as it is: hard, waterproof and rough.
    Where as other materials such as: cotton or cloth and many other materials or fabrics.
    This is because cotton and cloth are both flexible, absorbant and smooth.

    You would simply need: wires ( crocodile clips ) , battery ( cell ) , bulb/ buzzer/motor and if you would like an experiment then why not try an a electrical conductor to power your bulb/buzzer/motor .

    An insulator is when you have a circuit and this thing ( the insulator ) will not let any electricity pass through it. Here are a feww examples of some insulators : plastic, cotton , cloth e.t.c. This is because these objects are not metal, zinc , alliminum or copper (which our conductors ).

  11. Olivia G says:

    An Electrical insulator is a material that doesnt let electricity go throughe it E.G
    an Electrical conductor is a metirial that does let Electricity pass through it
    water,most metals.

  12. Emma R says:

    An electrical insulator is something that dosent let electricity pass through it. Here is an example of some insulators:
    On the other hand, metal is a type of conductor(something that lets electricity through).

  13. Elliott S says:

    evaporation is when a liquid turns into a gas.
    An example of evaporation is a puddle drying out in the sun.

  14. Elliott S says:

    Condensation is when a gas turns into a liquid.
    An example of condensation is when warm water vapour hits a cold mirror in the bathroom.

  15. Elliott S says:

    A reversible change is something that can be changed but it will be the same material.
    a irreversible change is something that can be changed but can not be reversed back to its original state because it forms a new material.
    An example a reversible change would be water to solid ice to water again.
    An example of a irreversible change would be bread into burnt toast,the burnt toast is new material.

  16. Elise M says:

    Evaparation is when water heats up and turns into water vapour.

  17. Elise M says:

    A irreversable change is if you made a cake you couldn’t pull out the egg, milk or flour.These are some irreversable changes:cake, bread, tea(drink),chocolate and there are many more!

  18. Isabelle H says:

    An and electrical insulator:
    An electrical conductor:
    Metal/ bronze/gold/silver/

  19. Maisie W says:

    An electrical conductor is an object wich electricity can pass through such as:

    copper+zink=a metal=electrical conductor=working light source!

  20. Alice C says:

    Well done to everyone who has completed the science questions. It will come in handy in your SATS

  21. Emma R says:

    I think by having a science post, if you don’t now the awnser you can learn from other people.

  22. Jasmine L says:

    Examples of reversible changes: melt chocolate, then it turns to a liquid and you put it in the fridge and it goes solid again. Water is also reversible, it is a liquid then you freeze it and it turns to an ice cube ( a solid) then you put it in the sun near a radiator or somewhere warm and the ice cube melts again back to a liquid.

    Examples of irreversible changes: make cake mixture or cookie or biscuit mixture (what ever you want to call it) and then bake it, you can not turn it back to a gooey mixture. An egg is an irreversible change because you crack it into a saucepan and it goes white and orange then when you put it with toast or something when it is solid. You cannot change it back to a liquid.

  23. Elliott S says:

    The proprieties of a solid are that their particles are close together so they hold their shape, it will not flow and it can not be compressed.
    The proprieties of a liquid are that their particles are close together like a solid but can move around each other so that they can flow but can not be compressed and its shape is made by its container.
    The proprieties of a gas are that the particles will drift apart and so they will not hold a shape, can be easily be compressed and can be stored in containers.

  24. Samuel S says:

    Evaporation of water occurs when the surface of the liquid is exposed, allowing molecules to escape and form water vapor; this vapor can then rise up and form clouds.

  25. Jodie.Qizilbash says:

    Friday 6th April

    ■What is an electrical insulator?
    An electrical insulator is something that will not allow electricty to floaw through.

    ■Give an example of a material which is an electrical insulator.
    Blue tack

    Electrical conductor
    glod Sliver

  26. Mr Croutear says:

    Well done Upper Juniors! That’s more like it! I’m sure Miss Cazneaux will be delighted when she sees how many people have had a go at her Science questions now!

  27. Emily A says:

    Evaporation is the process by which water is converted from its liquid.

  28. Emily A says:

    A reversable change is like for example choclete if you melt it and put it in the freezer it will turn back to normal but a iraversable change is where you can change it back to normal.

  29. Chloe S says:

    sorry its a bit late.
    ■What is evaporation?
    Evaporation is the name given to the process in which a liquid is converted to the gaseous state.
    ■Give a real life example of evaporation.
    Suppose that you spill a teaspoon of water on the kitchen table. If you come back a few hours later, the water will have disappeared. It has changed from liquid water into water vapor, or evaporated. ■What is condensation?
    Simply, condensation is the moisture caused by everyday living and occurs when warm moist air comes into contact with cooler air, or a cold surface, which is at a lower temperature. It is by far the most common form of damp in our properties today.
    ■Give a real life example of condensation.
    Dew is an example.
    ■What is a reversible change?
    A reversible change is when you change something and after that you can change it back again.
    ■Give real life example.
    Once you’ve made dry clothes wet,you can make them dry again.
    ■What is an irreversible change?
    Its when you change somthing and you cant change it back.
    ■Give real life example.
    When you fry an egg,you cant ‘un-fry’ it.
    ■What are the properties of a solid?
    A solids monucules are packed tightly so it always keeps its shape.
    ■What are the properties of a liquid?
    Its monucules are fairly loose so it can take the shape of any container/glass that its poured into.
    ■What are the properties of a gas?
    Gases have the most freely moving monucules out of the 3 and moves qiet quick.
    ■What properties make plastic unsuitable for a bath towel?
    1) Plastic is not flexible enough to fold or wrap.
    2)It dosent absorb water very well so it couldnt dry anything.
    ■Based on their properties, which materials would be more suitable and why?
    Wool or cotton:they are fairley flexible and absorb well.

  30. Chloe S says:

    ■What is an eletrical insulator?
    An eletrical insulater is a material which wont let electrisity pass through it : this is similair to the frase insulating.
    ■Give an example:
    On the other hand, any type of metal is an eletrical conductor:the opposite of an eletrical insulator(lets electrisity flow through itself).

  31. Kerry O says:

    An and electical insulator

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