How we share how Lab_13 Irchester works!

At Lab_13 we love to share our ideas with other communities. Miss Hogan does a lot of that! Last week was particularly busy for her…

Miss Hogan went to a ‘Teach Meet’ at Wrenn Secondary school. There, she had exactly 7 minutes to explain to other teachers how Lab_13 helps children explore and discover new ways of learning in science. Although 7 minutes sounds like a longish time, it was difficult but certainly really fun! She said it was good to get such positive feedback from both primary and secondary teachers. Her next Teach Meet will be at the Education Show in Birmingham!

On Thursday, Miss Hogan and Mrs Boshoff travelled to the University of Northampton to try and turn S.T.E.M (Science.Technology.Engineering.Maths) into S.T.E.A.M- the same, but with art. It was a very fun and exciting experience and it was very successful! Miss Hogan shared lots of ideas about the lab and learnt about using green screen apps and interactive videos with children. We have been using the apps in the lab to make amazing records of our work and what we find interesting.

On Thursday evening, Miss Hogan and Mrs Tyrrell went to a ‘Science Cluster Meeting’ with lots of science- related people. They discussed moving science forward in Northamptonshire, what’s on for National Science and engineering Week and using technology to help children learn science. As a result, our Year 6 Digital Leaders are going to teach Scratch and maybe HTML to year sixes all over Northamptonshire with no assistance from anybody else!

Miss Hogan and Mrs Tyrrell help a lot of teachers to improve how they teach science and they are getting a lot of bookings recently! And our Lab_13 Lectures are almost sold out!

We think it is very important for Lab_13 and Miss Hogan to share our ideas and how we work because Science should be improved so people are taught more how to be scientists when they are young.

Sean and Kiera

About lab13network

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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