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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!!).

The Irchester lab_13 Lectures!

Tuesday 14th March For a long time we have been planning our Lab-13 Lectures, and tomorrow is the day! We are going to present our lectures about Sound to about 400 children and teachers! Jamie says that he is scared, … Continue reading

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Gillespie News: Science Spectacular 2017

Prologue As we said in our previous blog, we put on our annual Science Spectacular last week. This is to share what we have been doing so that children and adults are inspired to be curious and do science. The Science Spectacular is … Continue reading

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Rosehill News: Light & Dark

Between November and January, all the pupils at Rosehill had the opportunity to engage in activities in the Lab_13 and develop their curiosity. Those who were particularly engaged were chosen by teachers to continue working on developing their interest in … Continue reading

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Irchester news: Tasting Citizen Science at parents evening

On Tuesday 28th February and the 1st of March at parent evening, Lab_ 13 ran a little stall doing experiments to do with taste: we were inspired by the BBC Terrific Scientific supertasters experiment. For the first experiment we showed … Continue reading

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Holiday Club at Irchester: Rockets and Air-zookas!

Hello and welcome to the Lab_13 Blog!!! Today’s blog is about… the Lab_13 Irchester Half Term Holiday Club! All the children who came to the club had LOTS OF FUN!!! They made rocket fuel (for POP ROCKETS not REAL ROCKETS) … Continue reading

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Rosehill News: Visit from an Inflativerse

The Lab_13 at Rosehill had a visit in January from scientists from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. They brought along an inflatable planetarium, known as an inflativerse! You can read more information about the … Continue reading

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Gillespie news: Science Spectacular

On the 14th March we are hosting a Science Spectacular at Gillespie. There will be a handful of special guests helping us to answer a question about space. It begins at 5.30pm, when you can come to explore what we’ve … Continue reading

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