Science Activities 2020 - 2021
The children have had some great science lessons this year and have taken part in many experiments. Captain Chemistry has visited us in school again; the children always enjoy his sessions.
Past Science activities 2017 - 2019.
Science Activities at Home and at School
Here are some of the science activities we have been enjoying:
Years 4, 5 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed experimenting within a range of Science topics during British Science Week. Year 4 experimented with colour absorption, static electricity, fruit and vegetable circuits, the disintegration of eggshells and the phenomenon of gravity. Y5 & 6 experimented with the effective use of materials for various purposes, how an egg can be protected when being dropped from a height and the idea of weight distribution when making bridge structures. The children really developed their skills and knowledge as scientists and had a wonderful time in the process.
Dr. Pete Edwards, from Durham University Physics Department, came out to school to deliver a talk called ‘A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe’, to pupils in Year 5. The children had the opportunity to ask Pete questions about planets, black holes, galaxies and supernovas to name but a few. The children were fully engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. This really helped increase their knowledge and understanding of their topic work and they have learned so many new facts.
Thank you to Dr. Edwards!
A very big thank you to Dr Anthony Brown and Trey from Durham University for coming along to visit us with a mobile Planetarium.
We learnt a huge amount about how stars are formed and how they die, the importance of the constant North Star (Polaris) and how it is used for navigation purposes. The constellations were fascinating and beautiful to see. Key Stage 2 children also thought an astronomer's job was really interesting and it opened their mind and imagination to the types of careers available to them.
Many thanks to
Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Durham University
for taking our Year 5 & 6 pupils on their fascinating learning journey through the universe...