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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!!).

Irchester’s Experiments for the 8-12th June!

I’ll start sending out our experiments a week at a time, so you can choose when to do them! Monday: Home Experiment: Falling Lemon Today’s experiment is another magic trick! Can you make a lemon fall into a cup from … Continue reading

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Friday 22nd May, Lab_13 Birthday: Science Party Cake! What ingredients do we need?

Don’t forget, you can still enter the Science Hat Competition until the Friday after half term! It’s the lab’s Birthday, but one thing is still missing: Cake! This experiment needs more things and more help from your adult than normal: so you … Continue reading

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Thursday 21st May, Lab_13 Birthday: Science Party Music!

Let’s make some instruments to play at our birthday party! There are different types of instruments: wind instruments that you blow, stringed instruments where you pluck strings, and percussion instruments that you hit or shake. Here are some instructions for … Continue reading

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Wednesday 20th May, Lab_13 Birthday: Science Party Games – in Space?

Have you ever played dizzy dinosaurs? It’s a game to play on the lawn where there is plenty of room:  you spin round and round on the spot until you are dizzy, then try to walk in a straight line! … Continue reading

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Tuesday 19th May, Lab_13 Birthday: Science Party Hats – a competition!

Any good party needs party hats, and the lab committee members decided for a lab birthday we need science party hats! Design and make your own hat, inspired by any kind of science! It could be a volcano, dinosaur, nature, … Continue reading

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Monday 18th May, Lab_13 Irchester Birthday: Science Party Decorations!

This week is the lab_13 Irchester Birthday! Our teachers will be sending out extra nature themed plant and animal experiments for Irchester pupils to do around their own house, and the lab experiments shared with you will help create our … Continue reading

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Friday 15th May, Home Experiment: How do shadows change?

This is the next of our Friday Projects, where we are trying out another type of science: when scientists will keep an eye on something to see how it changes over time. Sometimes things change very slowly, like trees growing … Continue reading

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Thursday 14th May, Home Experiment: Easy Origami Hovercraft!

This a simple hovercraft that you can make with just a piece of paper! You can follow the picture instructions, or use the video from the Science Fun Website!   How do you think your hovercraft works? Does a bigger or … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13th May: Science at Work, Ask a Scientist!

Today we have a chance for you to meet two working scientists, thanks to the PSTT, who are giving you the chance to ask questions of a different scientist each week. This week you can find out more about a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 12th May, the Big Question: Prickly Pals.

Last week was Hedgehog Awareness Week! So, today, we’ve got a video big question about these prickly pals, courtesy of Explorify! From the picture, what do you think will happen in the video? Prickly pals from Explorify on Vimeo. After … Continue reading

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