Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Wow – it’s Christmas already! What a busy term we’ve had in Lab_13 Irchester – we’ve opened “Lab_13 goes Wild” our foundation stage forest school, celebrated our Gold PSQM Award with a whole school gold science day and at the … Continue reading

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#ScienceGrrl Science of Christmas facts #4

For Christmas, the ScienceGrrl Oxford (and Irchester!) Chapter have decided to celebrate girls in STEM at Christmas and give you 12 days of surprising Christmasssy science facts! Here is #ScienceGrrl #12days fact No. 4 from @DrJoVian In the Nativity, the Three … Continue reading

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#ScienceGrrl Science of Christmas facts #3

For Christmas, the ScienceGrrl Oxford (and Irchester!) Chapter have decided to celebrate girls in STEM at Christmas and give you 12 days of surprising Christmasssy science facts! Here is #ScienceGrrl #12days fact No. 3 from @sarahbearchell Do you remember at the … Continue reading

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#ScienceGrrl Science of Christmas facts #2

For Christmas, the ScienceGrrl Oxford (and Irchester!) Chapter have decided to celebrate girls in STEM at Christmas and give you 12 days of surprising Christmasssy science facts! Here is #ScienceGrrl #12days fact No. 2 from @drnatashajsmith  We think Mistletoe is the … Continue reading

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#ScienceGrrl Science of Christmas facts #1

For Christmas, the ScienceGrrl Oxford (and Irchester!) Chapter have decided to celebrate girls in STEM at Christmas and give you 12 days of surprising Christmasssy science facts! Here is #ScienceGrrl #12days fact No. 1 Reindeer and caribou are the only deer … Continue reading

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Guest Scientist in Residence – Carole Bugby

Our Guest Scientist in Residence on Friday 21st and Monday 24th November was Mrs Carol Bugby. Carol was a science technician at a local secondary school for many years and is always doing fun science experiments with her grandchildren. Carol … Continue reading

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Dr. Natasha Smith – ScienceGrrl Geoscientist Interview

Madison, one of our ex-Lab_13 committee members has become very interested in geology this year and was especially excited about the subject of volcanology and geosciences after a brilliant visit from our guest scientist in residence Dr. David Bailey @geooutreach. … Continue reading

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#PiWars #CamJam #CodeClub #Irchester

Early on a frosty Saturday morning 6th December, we set off to Cambridge for the first Raspberry Pi Pi Wars Robotics Competition. We had been preparing for the competition for the last two months in CodeClub and finally had the … Continue reading

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Guest Scientist in Residence – Louise Anderson

Our guest scientist-in-residence on Thursday 20th November was Louise Anderson. Louise is a PhD student at Queen Mary’s University, London and is in the process of writing her thesis on dye sensitized solar cells for energy efficient glazing. She came … Continue reading

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Guest Scientists in Residence: Andrew Allen and the Paramedics

On Tuesday 18th November, Andrew Allen, a paramedic, and his wife, who is a nurse, visited Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1.   Andrew brought in an ambulance and lots of equipment. The children were able to sit inside … Continue reading

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