CARLINGHOW JI&N

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Project:  Mixed Media – Change of State Participants:  Year 4/5 pupils Partnering with:  Hyrstmount Junior Artist:  Fiona Goodwin Science topic:  States of Matter To link with the States of Matter topic we have chosen to focus on grouping and comparing substances and materials according to their physical properties. We will conduct heating and cooling experiments […]

Session 1: 5th February 2015

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Wow, what a great start, so much fun! We began the session by splitting ourselves into three table groups for the experiments that lay ahead. We are Red, Yellow and Blue groups initially as we’re referencing the colour wheel as part of our investigations. We’ve carried out tests so far on absorbent and non-absorbent materials, […]

Session 2: 26th February 2015

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Another energetic session with some fabulous results. Our focus this week was on wax, again looking at colour and the changes that take place as its melted. We began by drawing out our first colour experiment, with varying proportions and combinations of colour. This really excited us as they were colours we favoured, and we very quickly generated […]

Session 3: 12th March 2015

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Sadly, our final session this week. We began work in earnest, all geared up for our huge team effort, combining our experiences and knowledge gathered so far. In groups we began working on three pieces to sum up our experiments on the changing states of ice and wax, which we hope to feature in the exhibition. Some of us […]

Final comments from staff

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The comments we gathered from the children show their wonder at the visual effects of the changes in materials and recording those changes in a fun way to create a piece of art. Making the final piece for the installation, the colour wheel, involved a great deal trial and error and of skilful colour blending […]