Author Archives: lab13network

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!!).

Alien Invasion at Irchester!

As part of our birthday celebrations last term, we launched a competition to design an alien! Stephen Hawking thought that as the universe is so huge, there must be some kind of life elsewhere, even though we haven’t discovered it … Continue reading

Posted in Lab13 | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Lab13 | Leave a comment

Lab_13 Irchester’s 7th Birthday celebrations!

This weeks Lab-13 Blog is all about… OUR BIRTHDAY!!!!!! This year we are celebrating the 7th year of having  a Lab_13 and scientist in residence at Irchester! We had a fun filled week at the end of last term, with … Continue reading

Posted in Lab13 | Leave a comment

Summer Term at Lab_13 Nethergate

Update from Scientist in Residence Betti Copperwood about what Lab_13 Nethergate has been investigating in the summer term: At Lab_13 Nethergate we have been exploring inclined planes and movement. We introduced inclined planes using cylinders and guttering from which the students … Continue reading

Posted in Lab13, Nethergate | Leave a comment

Irchester lab_13 investigation: What do the woodlice want?

Recently Family_lab helped us catch woodlice and make a woodlouse home in a box. Last week Year 2 got to find out some more about them! Year 2 are learning about habitats, so in the lab they experimented to see … Continue reading

Posted in Lab13 | Leave a comment

Exciting Experiments for schools visiting lab_13 Irchester!

  Visitors from Whitefriars Primary, South End Infants and Risdene Academy came to Lab_13 last week to experiment about light, colours and how we see. They won a competition in their own schools:  about adaptation for KS2 and how rubbish … Continue reading

Posted in Lab13 | Leave a comment

Wildlife and plants at Irchester

When we came back to school from the Easter holiday, it was surprisingly warm and sunny: which meant we could go on the field! While on the field some exploring people in year 2 found some weird flowers, they were … Continue reading

Posted in Lab13 | Leave a comment