Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 2 & 4- Science &Technology & Maths-Investigating Materials and Children’s Coats- Mrs. Allen’s Senior Infants

Our findings:
Warm padded coats with hoods were the most popular type of coat worn on the day of or survey. 6
Waterproof and windproof coats with hoods were the next most popular. 4
Warm padded jackets with no hoods were next most popular. 3
2 people had wind-proof and waterproof coats with no hood but these had reflectors.
There were only 1 denim jacket, 1 fur jacket and 1 wool coat so these were the least popular.
18 people were in our survey altogether.

Another day we did a survey on our coat hoods.

We included 13 children in our survey.
5 children had furry trims on their coat hoods.
8 had no fur trim on their hoods. So less had a fur trim than not.

Maths and Science
Maths Strand: Number

We had to do a lot of counting during our investigation. We had to count many coats and hoods!
Maths Strand: Data
As you can see we made a pictograph with teachers help to show the results of our survey.

Maths and I.C.T.
With the help of our teacher as we are in infants we made a visual pictograph using I.C.T. to show the results of our investigation.
We also used the Whiteboard Data Projector in our classroom to help us with text headings and looking at different pictures of materials and coats.

Camouflage is a visual disguise. Without it, an animal would be recognised easily. If the natural colour of an animal makes it look like its surroundings, that is camouflage. A tiger’s stripes in the long grass is an example.
Can you find animals in these pictures?

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