On Friday a group of children from Bridgewater School visited us at Irchester. They were STEM ambassadors, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. They want to set up their own lab, and came to see ours and ask some questions about what they needed. We think that this is a really good thing, because then they can do lots of science experiments like we do. More children should have a chance to investigate and enjoy science like us. They asked us questions like what equipment and furniture they would need. We have one big table, and told them we like it because we can work together in one big group. We also said it is good to have a Curiosity Cupboard full of things people have found. For example, I found a red fox scull at my Dad’s work, washed it and bought it in for the cupboard. They suggested we could do a STEM week working together between our two schools. This could be great because we can share all our ideas!
Around Halloween Lab-13 held two competitions! The first was to guess the weight of the pumpkin, FIPS kindly donated us a giant pumpkin to do some fundraising for the lab. The person who guessed the closest to the weight won the pumpkin! Over the half-term holiday we also ran a pumpkin carving competition, to see who could create the best design. We had lots of entries; here are some of the best!