Guest S.I.R Number 4 – Dr Sarah Bearchell

On Friday 14th November, Dr Sarah Bearchell was our guest scientist-in-residence. Sarah recently won the Josh Award 2014, an award established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication. As part of the award, she is the Manchester Science Festival Science Communicator in Residence for one year. Sarah visited the lab to have some dry ice fun with years 1 and 2.

When we went to Lab_13 with Dr Sarah we learnt all about clouds. We made clouds out of mixing dry ice and hot water and we learnt that a gas called carbon dioxide is produced, which looks like clouds. We were told all about the different types of clouds that you can get.

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‘It was fantastic as it looked like real clouds!’ – Amy Valle-Horne (year 1)

‘When I felt the cloud it was cold and wet.’ Izzy Orson (year 1)

‘If I blew into the clouds it made it go into a s

wirling pattern.’ Vincent West (year 2)

Next we tried to create a tornado by blowing into it. We also made bubbles with clouds inside them. We all had a fantastic time and learnt so much about what clouds really are, as some of us thought they were made out of cotton wool!!

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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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