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. When we were researching her life and achievements we found out she has two degrees in engineering and medicine. Our favourite fact was that she can speak Japanese, Swahili and Russian. She was born in 1956 so how old is she now? (we asked the children in assembly and Carla in year five gave us the correct answer – 58)


Hannah is making a Mae Jemison finger puppet in STEM club

Spectacular scientific Halloween tricks

1. How to make a yummy-in-your-tummy Halloween cake

  • Make or buy any flavour cupcake
  • Make white icing by mixing icing sugar and water and wait a bit until it’s hard, then put it on the top of the cupcake.
  • Get some strawberry laces and raisins
  • Use the strawberry laces for veins
  • Use the raisins for pupils
  • Have a yummy-in-your-tummy treat!

One of the eye ball cakes from our last cake baking competition – not an exact replica of this recipe

2. How to make glow in the dark goo

  • Get a nappy
  • Open your nappy to get to the goo inside
  • Get some glow sticks – your choice of what colour
  • Put the glow sticks in the goo that you get from the nappy
  • Enjoy your goo!

Written by Arjen and Ruby, Y5

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