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 the ambulance and look at the heart monitors, and they listened to the natural sounds of their bodies – e.g. breathing, swallowing, tummies gurgling.

Back in the lab, Mrs Allen helped the children name parts of their body and describe why each part was important. They also listened to each other’s hearts using a stethoscope, and used a pulse monitor to measure their heart rate through their index finger.

fs para“I liked the beeping thing (siren),” Kane (FS)

“I liked the lift on the ambulance,” Zak (FS)

“I liked the heart rate monitor that went on your finger,” Isabelle (FS)

“I sat in the ambulance driver’s seat,” Geo (FS)

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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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