Science Busking at the Coffee Morning, plus lunch_lab at Irchester

Last term, we had a Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research and the Hope Centre. As well as lab_13 showing experiments choir and all the different classes performed poems, songs and body percussion. As part of Lab_13 we showed some of our experiments at our coffee morning, such as: quiz cards(which we made ourselves) and circuit bars/balls. We took shifts year 6 did 9:00 till 10:00 and the year 5s did 10:00 till 11:30. 

The quiz cards worked by foil conducting electricity, we wrote scientific questions on the front of the cards and taped foil on the back leading to the correct answer: true or false. We watched as the parents worked well as teams and laughed a bit to figure out the answers to the questions on the quiz cards.

The coffee morning was very successful as we raised £700.

By Isabella and Poppy

Lunch Lab

Every week we bring a different experiment out at lunch time for everyone to investigate. These are some of our  favourite lunch lab experiments.

This week in lunch lab, we have been doing the marble trampolines. The marble trampolines are great fun to use. You put marble down a tube and try to make it bounce into a pot. You can make these trampoline by, getting a plastic pot and stretch a balloon over the opening of  the pot.

The laser slinky  is where  you  attach string to the top of the slinky and make space for your fingers at the top of the string, so you get a loop. Then you put your fingers through the loops and put your fingers in your ears. Then bounce the slinky and the noise sounds like lasers.

The circuit ball is where people are being the wires in a circuit. You have to light up the light when every body is connected to each other so that the electricity can go through everybody. The circuit balls are very fascinating to play with.

The floating magnets are two polo magnets on a pole. To make them float, you must put the same sides facing each other so they repel. Then they rise up on the pole and they are floating! You can even do four on a pole at one time.

By Aiden and Noah









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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