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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!!).

Irchester Trip: Year 5 and 6 went to the Think Tank in Birmingham!

Recently, year 5 and 6 went on a trip to the Think Tank. The Think Tank is a science museum open to the public. First we learnt about animals that Charles Darwin studied for years. We got to hold stuffed … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Lab_13 Irchester’s guide to making your own batteries

As we have been hard at work recycling batteries, lots of children wanted to know how batteries are made! Here are three different types of batteries we have made and tested: Fruity Batteries Year 3  had a go at making … Continue reading

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Introducing the new Lab_13 Irchester Committee

Our new introduction blogs are a bit delayed this term, because we’ve been so busy collecting batteries and preparing to entertain everyone at the Macmillan Coffee morning: more on that soon! But we’re here now, to tell you a bit … Continue reading

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Launching the Big Battery Hunt at Irchester

At the start of this term the Lab_13 Committee did an assembly to launch our Big Battery Hunt! In the assembly we asked the audience lots of questions about what batteries are used for, and why they might not work. … Continue reading

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Lab_13 represented at the Irchester Gala and Summer Fair, with Oobleck!

Summer Fair  The 12th of July was the date of the Summer Fair. Here we had a stall of 2 things: a test tube lucky dip where you could win either a book or some sweets and the paddling pool … Continue reading

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Fungus Challenge Teams at Irchester

The Lab_13 committee and a team of year 5 students have been battling it out to grow the best fungus. We had a bag of straw, and we had some mycelium of Oyster Mushroom Fungus. First we poured hot water … Continue reading

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