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 very special delivery in school soon, so we themed our day on the future of Moon exploration!
Dulcie and Ben have written about the day:
Recently it was the Lab 13’s birthday and every year group did an experiment to do with the moon. The birthday was about the moon because it was 50 years since the first moon landing. The Lab 13 committee did an assembly about the moon. We did lots of different things about the moon. We launched a rocket off on a piece of string. Miss Draper also talked about the future of the moon and by 2024 they would have people permanently living on the moon. We also did a quiz about the moon.
Here are some of the experiments we did in class: Year 5 made rockets out of straw and balloons. They attached a balloon to the bottom of a narrow straw. Then cut a bit of thicker straw off, folded the top over and taped it. Then they blew into the straw (which made the balloon blow up).Then put the folded straw on the end of the narrow straw and the “rocket” shot into the air.
Reception made a moon out of shaving cream and made plastic meteorites and threw them at the shaving cream, to look like meteorites hitting the moon.
We also were lucky enough to have a planetarium. That is when you go in a huge inflatable black bubble, and you look up at the top of the bubble and you can see the stars and the solar system.
By Dulcie and Ben Yr 5