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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!!).

June’s Magical Moments at Lab_13 Rosehill

June’s been a month full of magic moments so far, so here’s a selection! Holly’s Marvellous Magnetism Holly is a primary age student who had not been to Lab_13 before. We were exploring magnetism,  ‘fishing’ for metal objects, painting with … Continue reading

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Lab_13 Irchester turns 6!

Lab_13 Irchester has just turned 6! We’ve had a full two weeks of birthday celebrations, which we will tell you about in this blog. Foundation stage and Year 1 were amazed that the lab is older than them, and some … Continue reading

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Gillespie news: Lab Helpers

One of the newest roles in the Lab is the ‘Lab Helper’, it allows children who really want to be in the lab committee to prove themselves so they have a slight advantage to become a member of the committee … Continue reading

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Rosehill News: Friction, Movement and Slopes

This half term, Scientist in Residence Betti Copperwood has been exploring movement with pupils at Lab_13 Rosehill. Pupils explored the relationship between materials and friction by sliding wooden blocks down a slope. One block was particularly rough, one was normal … Continue reading

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Google Expeditions – Irchester

Recently, Professor Shailey Minocha and Doctor Ana-Despina Tudor from The Open University came to work with year 4 at Irchester Community Primary School as part of their research project into the potential of using virtual reality in education. The children … Continue reading

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Irchester News: Chick Update and a Flying Car!

In the lab_13 blog we tell you about what happened during lab this week. We are going to tell you about a magic flying car and the adorable chicks. CHICKS Mrs Tyrrell took the fluffy chicks home for the weekend, … Continue reading

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Introducing Lab_13 Nethergate!

We are delighted to announce that the Lab_13 network has gained its latest addition! Nethergate School in Clifton officially opened its Lab_13 in May, with the support and championship of the Deputy Head, Shelly Wood. Betti Copperwood, who is also the … Continue reading

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