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Science Experiment – Year 6 CSA

How can science help us thrive while quarantined? This is the question our Year-6 pupils at Colégio Santo Antonio de Lisboa attempted to answer. After putting their heads together, each group brewed a simple, but quite entertaining, scientific venture. The result was a combination of 6 DIY experiments that we may check below. Some took a step further and included amazing photos and videos for our delight.
Como a ciência pode nos entreter em tempos de quarentena? Essa foi a questão que os alunos do 6º ano do Programa Bilíngue do Colégio Santo Antonio de Lisboa se propuseram a responder. Depois de chegarem a um consenso, cada grupo elaborou uma aventura científica simples, mas bastante divertida. O resultado foi uma combinação de 6 experimentos faça-você-mesmo que se encontra abaixo. Alguns grupos foram além e incluíram fotos e vídeos incríveis para o nosso deleite.

Good Afternoon, welcome to our experiment. The goal is to fill the balloon without having to blow.
All you will need for this experiment is a pet bottle, vinegar, a balloon and baking soda.

First, take a pet bottle and put some vinegar and then put two tablespoons of baking soda into the balloon.
Then, place the balloon in the neck of the pet bottle. After that, shake your balloon to drop the baking soda into the vinegar.
Finally, the balloon will fill.
This is because the vinegar together with the sodium bicarbonate caused a reaction that generated carbon dioxide that filled the balloon.
Bye, I hope you enjoyed it

This is where you can see our experiment: 

By Guilherme Kaufmann, Leonardo Parra and Odilon Francisco.

Hi, everyone. This is our science show from home. The goal is when we put the cup on top of the candle, the fire goes out and remember, do this with an

All you will need for this experiment is a glass, a saucer, a candle and a match to light the candle.

First, separate the necessary materials, then light a candle on top of a plate, get your big glass now. Finally, put the glass on top of the candle and watch the magic happen.

Why does it happen?
This is because fire needs oxygen to sustain itself. When the cup interrupts the passage of oxygen the fire is put out.

Here is the link to our experiment: 

Bye, see you in our next experiment.

By Alice Soares, Heloísa Fernanda and Pietra Romani.

Hello guys, welcome to my crazy stuff laboratory! Today prepare your brain because I am going to blow it.
Do you know what a Non-Newstonian Fluid is? It is not an alien!

All you will need is water and corn starch.


First put the corn starch in the container. Then, put in a little bit of water, you will see a goo that looks like an alien and that is the point. Applying low pressure you will see like a liquid, but when you apply a lot of pressure it gets more solid.

This happens because when you go with a very fast movement, the water will go fast so it will not have time to mix with starch, so when you go slowly the water has time to mix with the starch so forming a liquid.

Go check this experiment: 

And this is for today guys, (don’t be afraid this is not an alien) Good-bye!
By Lucas Marques.

Hello, today we will make a mini marshmallow launcher.
Let’s do this!!!

First, we will see the materials, shall we? You will need a pool noodle, a balloon, scissors, mini marshmallows (do not eat them now please) and, last but not least, we will need masking tape.
Use the scissors to cut a 3 inch piece from the pool noodle. 2: tie a knot in the balloon. 3: cut the top end of the balloon. 4: stretch the balloon over the piece of the pool noodle. 5: once centered, use the tape to secure the balloon in place. 6: put a mini marshmallow into the launcher. 7: pull back the knot and launch the mini marshmallow.
Now set up some targets then have fun!
By Alexander Rodrigues.

Hi guys, welcome to your science show. We are going make one orange bubble in your mouth.

We are going to need 1 orange and 1\2 teaspoon of baking soda.

Let me show how to do this:
First cut the orange into slices peel separate into sections, after that dip a slice or section into the baking soda, and finally take a bit! As your chew, it should start to bubble in your mouth.
It´s a safe acid and it´s what gives oranges. Baking soda is a base, the opposite of an acid.
Bye! See you later.
By Giovanna Gardelli, Luiza da Costa and Pietra Marim.

Hi guys my name is Manu and today I came to do an experiment but I’m dying of doubt with what I’m going to do. That’s why I brought this machine that will help me choose what I’m going to do.

Let’s see… We’re going to need three clear cups, two colorants, water and a piece of paper.

Just turn this knob and the result will come out… To do this experiment you are going to start by putting a little water in both of them as I am doing, then put the dye in both cups and stir, now put a paper as I am putting it, now just wait a few minutes… So guys, it’s been a few minutes and look how our experiment turned out and that’s it guys I hope you enjoyed it and that’s it bye.

Follow this link to watch my experiment:

By Manuella Bacic.

Year-6 pupils worked really hard to prepare their entries and here is where you can take a peek into their progress: 

These are some of the original manuscripts we used to create the articles above.

Os alunos do 6º ano do Programa Bilíngue trabalharam bastante para preparar seus textos e aqui você dar uma espiada no desenvolvimento deles:

Estes são alguns dos manuscritos originais que usamos para criar os artigos acima.
Disclaimer: to transfer pupils’ texts from paper to print, their final production was appropriately edited.
Aviso: para transferir os textos dos alunos do papel para a impressão, suas produções finais foram devidamente editadas.


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