Frozen Kingdom launch day.

Today Year 6 launched our new topic. We will be studying the Arctic and Antarctic. Because we could not go on a trip to the polar regions, we experienced some of what it is like in our school hall instead!

Here we are trying to fasten sleeping bags and coats wearing thick gloves! It was not easy.

We did some research into the similarities and differences between the two polar regions.

This is a ‘blubber glove.’ It simulates the layer of fat or blubber which lies beneath an animals skin to enable it to swim in the extremely cold sea temperatures. It was vegetable fat between two layers of plastic. It kept our hands warm.

We put an ‘iceberg’ in water and made some predictions as to which part would melt the fastest, the bit above or below the water. As you can see, the part below the water melted much more than the bit above. Can you explain why?

It was a great first day back in school.


  • Musfira Posted 10th January 2020 6:45 pm

    Well, my prediction was it was going to melt faster at the top because of the heat. However, that didn’t seem to work. As I researched, the bottom of an iceberg melts faster than the top; it has nothing to do with the Sun’s heat, the water washes away the ice from bottom to top. I wonder why I never thought about that…

    • Miss Brown Posted 12th January 2020 8:47 pm

      I love that you didn’t know the answer to something so you went away and found out the answer for yourself.

      • Musfira Posted 17th January 2020 11:02 pm

        Thank you Miss Brown. 🙂

  • Musfira Posted 26th January 2020 12:49 pm

    Thank you Miss Brown. 🙂 I extremely loved doing this fun event in school. My favourite part was when we had to put the blubber gloves on (rubber gloves rhymes with blubber gloves ?) and dip our hands in ice water. Thank you for all the teachers that helped make that fun day.

  • Faiza Malik Posted 28th January 2020 8:28 pm

    Hi miss brown remember me faiza

    • Miss Brown Posted 29th January 2020 5:12 pm

      Of course I do Faiza! You are unforgettable 🙂 I hope you are enjoying high school.

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