Category Archives: Irchester

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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Irchester News: Terrific Scientific supertasters and a stargazing night!

On Tuesday 31st of January, we held a stargazing evening but due to really bad weather we couldn’t see any stars or planets: it was foggy and raining. Instead we learnt lots of exciting things about space. We had a … Continue reading

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Irchester news: Dissecting a Heart!

Last week, year 5 and 6 completed an experiment about hearts. Not using picture in a book, or a model out of plastic, but a real lamb heart! We wondered where the teachers got the hearts: we discovered you can actually … Continue reading

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New Year, New Irchester Committee!

For the new year of 2017, we have four brand new committee members to keep our Lab_13 Irchester running, and to present at the upcoming 5th annual lab_13 lectures! At our first committee club of term, they wrote their first blog posts … Continue reading

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Parents’ Evening Experiments at Irchester.

The Lab_13 Committee members helped out at parents evening, because we wanted the parents and children to see a bit more of what the lab is getting up to! We had a few different things to show and do. Firstly there … Continue reading

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Irchester questions: Where does sugar come from?

Leo and Kayla in year 4 had an interesting question for the lab: Where does sugar come from? We did some research, and discovered it is made from sugar cane and sugar beet.  Excitingly, sugar beet in grown in the … Continue reading

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