Monthly Archives: October 2014

Lab_13 Ghana – Scientists in Residence

To accompany our Kickstarter campaign for Lab_13 Ghana (see previous post) we are now advertising two (possibly) life changing opportunities..    Lightyear and Ignite! are offering a unique opportunity to become the first two Lab_13 Scientists in Residence in Africa … Continue reading

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Lab_13 Ghana

Ghana? Yes really.. we are thrilled to announce that the first Lab_13 in Africa could open next spring – if we can raise the funds via a new Kickstarter campaign. Ignite! has teamed up with the Lightyear Foundation, a charity … Continue reading

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Black History Science Fun and Horrific Halloween Treats

Black History Science Assembly Today we prepared and presented a science assembly to do with black history month so that the children at Gillespie could learn about black scientists. The scientist we based our assembly on was Mae C Jemison. … Continue reading

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Lab_13 Gillespie update: STEM club, making atoms & new stethoscopes!

In STEM club we made a card with special ink that conducts electricity. I’d had a practice trial with Lab_13 management committee. Then in stem club it was easy because I learnt from my mistakes. Some children from yr5 and yr4 … Continue reading

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Lab_13 Dovecote teach the Chemists

On Wednesday the Lab_13 Dovecote Management Team came over to Nottingham Trent University to show a group of Graduate students and STEMNET Ambassadors how Lab_13 works and what is so great about it. This is part of a programme called … Continue reading

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“How does an engine work?” – Hayden, Irchester

Hayden in Year 2 wanted to know how engines make cars go. We have two cutaway engines in Lab_13 and came to be engineers to the lab to find out how they worked too. We studied the cutaways and discovered the different parts such as … Continue reading

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Lab_13 Irchester’s Giant Bug Hotel

We have made this Giant Bug Hotel in our Wildlife Area. It is over a meter tall and will be home to lots of wildlife from the area while they hibernate for the winter or just want to call it … Continue reading

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