This term the year 4/5s have been looking at pollution for our enquiry project in HASS.

Today we looked at the effects of air pollution through an experiment using water and food colouring.

As each student answered questions such as “are you wearing clean clothes today?” (use of washing machine and detergent), “did you come to school via a bus, car, or motorbike?” (Vehicular pollution), and “did you have a hot bath or shower today using soap, shampoo or conditioner?”(use of water heater and chemicals) they needed to put a drop of food colouring into their clean water, this represented the air that we breathe.

Tomorrow we will reflect on our findings and investigate ways to reduce carbon emissions.