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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 news: Science at the Christmas Fair!

On Saturday, the 2nd of December, Irchester Community Primary School held their Christmas Fair. This year Lab_13 had not 1, not 2, but 3 stalls! A book sale, a lucky dip and a science microscope quiz experiment. Many people (including … Continue reading

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Irchester News: Egg-cellent Egg Strength!

This week the lab 13 blog will be about an egg-cellent experiment with egg shells, carried out by the members of Wednesday Science Club as part of their BP Science Explorers challenge. What they discovered was so surprising; we in the … Continue reading

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Irchester News: Spooky surprises at Parents Evening

When you go to your school parent’s evening, do you get to try cool experiments? Well, at our school, the Lab_13 tried some crazy creepy experiments! These experiments included: using static electricity to make ghosts fly, making witches eyes light … Continue reading

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Gillespie News: Flying into Physics

Y5 have been going to a local community centre where Scarabeus, an aerial theatre company, are based. We go there to learn about the physics behind forces. We put harnesses on and do upside down turns and twists and spins. … Continue reading

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Science Experiments CPD with Lab_13 Rosehill

This week the Scientist in Residence at Lab_13 Rosehill, Betti Copperwood, ran a training session for teachers at the school all about how to make science experiments really creative, engaging and educational for pupils. Betti used the theme of ‘air’ … Continue reading

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Irchester lab_pets: stick insects!

This week on blog we are going to talk about the stick insects: they were jealous after the snails got a whole blog to themselves! Before the holiday we saved stick insect eggs: some hatched over the summer holiday, but … Continue reading

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Gillespie news: the science of space

The Science of Space On the 5th December the science committee have arranged a family learning night, where families can come to learn more about the science of space. There are a few surprises in store. We are lucky to … Continue reading

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