This half term, the Owls are doing a Science topic on Scientists and Inventors. The first person we looked at was Gerald Durrell and his conservation work in Madagascar. We did an experiment to show why deforestation was having such a devastating effect on Madagascar. We filled three bottles: one with compost and seedlings, one with compost and mulch and one with just compost. We poured water into each one and found that the one without any plants in let the most water out. This taught us that deforestation leads to a higher risk of flooding. We really enjoyed the experiment.