Category Archives: Dovecote

Balloon Rigs and Interview Questions

Year 6 were away so today each of the MT year 5s got to bring a guest to the lab with them. This was a good way to introduce new kids in to the lab.  We spent the first half … Continue reading

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Rigs and Rockets

We had a busy session at the lab today! We started designing camera rigs for balloon mapping. This is a technique used all around the world to map environmental issues such as oil spills, fracking sites and green spaces in … Continue reading

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New term at Lab_13 Dovecote

We had the first lab_13 session of the term yesterday! We had great fun unpacking 6 bags and boxes of experimental equipment and decorations for the lab… especially the lab coats! We stuck up posters, planets and set up kit. … Continue reading

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Lab_13 Irchester visits Lab_13 Dovecote and the Real Science in School Symposium!

On the 14th February, we went to the Real Science In Schools Symposium! This was part of a huge science festival in Nottingham organised by Ignite!, the same group that helped set Lab_13 Irchester up. We visited another school, that … Continue reading

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Ready for painting!

Hello again! Things have certainly moved on since my last post at Dovecote Lab_13. Before the lab can be painted, everything had to be removed including tables, ovens and a fridge! With the help of Mrs Mitchel (Dovecote’s part time … Continue reading

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Introducing Tom Coekin

Hello! My name is Tom and I am the newest member of the Lab_13 family. I will be part of Ignite’s team until December when I will return to my studies as a PhD student investigating spider silk! As part … Continue reading

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Evolution of Slime

Lab_13 Dovecote were very sad to see their long-standing Scientist in Residence, Dr Bryson Gore, leave the lab to train to become a teacher. However, they celebrated all the great work they’ve done with Bryson in his time there with … Continue reading

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