Grownups have questions too! – Lab_13 Irchester Teacher Training

Last week in Lab_13 there have been taller than usual scientists! On Tuesday all the teachers got to come in and see how Lab_13 works. Each group worked on a question they had asked based on their science topic this term. They had some really great questions like “Does the weight of an arrow make a difference?”, “Should soil be included in the list of what plants need to survive?” and “Why can we see clouds if they are made of gas?”.

Then during the rest of the week, the Teaching Assistants had sessions  where they spent some time answering their own questions, doing some fun experiments and enjoying the hands-on Lab_13 experience.

Some admitted that they were a little nervous at the prospect of doing science experiments but everyone enjoyed themselves and learnt lots. One group asked “Why do people fart?” and had great fun looking at fermentation reactions. Others investigated all things about Materials and enjoyed seeing new ways of making activities  more open ended and questions based. “It got the grey matter working!” one TA said.


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Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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