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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!!).

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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CHaOS at Irchester!

On Wednesday year 5 and 6 went to see a group called CHaOS (Cambridge Hands On Science). CHaOS had lots of fun science experiments set up in our school hall with university students to explain them. There was also year … Continue reading

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Irchester Borrowed the Moon!

Last week, some moon rocks arrived into the school! These were real samples collected from the Moon by the Apollo Astronauts almost 50 years ago. They are still owned by NASA, who trusted us to look after them for a … Continue reading

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Irchester News: Journey to a chick life

This term we have had some very exciting visitors in the lab! Just after the Easter holidays they first appeared: not doing very much! Miss Draper had adopted some chick eggs. When she got them back to school the eggs … Continue reading

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Lab_13 Irchester’s 8th Birthday!

To celebrate the Birthday of Lab_13 Irchester, we always have a special day filled with science exploration. This year, for our 8th Birthday: it is 50 years since the first people walked on the moon, and we will have a … Continue reading

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New Committee at Irchester

Excited to start the summer term, we have 4 brand new committee members! They’ve all written something to tell you about themselves, and what they’re looking forward to doing this term: more to come soon about that! My name is … Continue reading

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