Irchester news: The Great Science Share!

For the Great Science Share last week, we invited any of our pupils to bring some science in that they would like to share. We then ran a science fair at lunchtime to let our scientists share their work with the rest of the school!

We had a fantastic range of projects brought it: from write ups about trips with families, to models they had made and even full-on science investigations carried out at home!

About 30 children from the school took part, and many more came to find out from the sharers what they had done. The best projects included Sophie in year 1’s fantastic display about her trip the the Science Museum, Jaiden in Year 3’s excellent project investigating the effect of friction in a marble run, and Emily in Year 5’s great interactive look at the Laurel/yanny audio effect, including the science behind why not everyone hears the same thing (it’s all to do with whether you hear the higher or lower frequencies better). The Lab Committee helped set up the event, then encouraged other children to come and ask the sharers what they had brought in, and handed out plenty of stickers to the best sharers!

All the sharers and the lab committee then got to go to a fantastic science show in the afternoon, from the fantastic Sam Mallett. She shared with us some fantastic experiments, including how to move a tin without touching it using only a balloon and a jumper, how to turn a nappy into fake snow, how to balance different colours of water on top of each other, and how to make a flaming tea bag fly!

 

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