Spacelab visited our school on Tuesday 9th October 2018. What an incredible experience it was! Spacelab is a full dome, portable planetarium that immersed our students in some great science learning such as light, space and sound.
Mr Barber, an astronomer and author, was the amazing teacher who led the learning during the Spacelab visit. He definitely captivated his audience and the students were amazed!
What an AMAZING day we've had celebrating British Science Week and learning all about science and why it's so important in our daily lives. Throughout the school, children took part in investigations of discovery and exploration, which was the theme this year for British Science week! The day started with an assembly to get the children excited about the day, and then each class completed a series of investigations to celebrate science. Please find below some pictures of the children making their scientific discoveries, Mrs Price's egg drop at the end of the day and the resources and instructions needed to complete the "Elephant Toothpaste" experiment that was presented at the assembly. There is also a set of instructions for the density investigation that Year 4 and 5 children completed as some of them wanted to repeat it at home with their loved ones. Finally, if your children want to compete in the science poster competition, please have all posters completed (2D posters on either A3 or A4 paper celebrating discovery and exploration) and submitted to Mrs Frost by the 26th of March.
Thank you, enjoy the pictures and happy investigating!
This is the investigation from this morning's assembly:
Recipe for Elephant Toothpaste - TO BE COMPLETED WITH AN ADULT!
(See PDF below labelled "Fantastic Foamy Fountain")
You will need:
- Honey/pancake syrup
- Washing up liquid
- Water with your choice of food colouring in it.
- Vegetable oil
- Baby oil
Layer each of the above liquids in order of how they have been written down, starting with the honey/pancake syrup and working your way down. The liquids should form a colourful series of layers because of the density and weight of each item. You can take this investigation further by dropping different items into your layers to see where they settle based on their weights.