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Good bacteria – lactobaccilus

As part of our Dirty Stinky Children project we want to know all about microorganisms – the good, the bad and the ugly! We have learnt a lot about infections and diseases, rotting and decomposing and how our bodies protect … Continue reading

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Swabbing the School (Irchester)

We swabbed different parts of the school searching for bacteria. To do this we had to make agar gel.The way this works is the bacteria feeds on the glucose in the nutrient agar which makes them grow into a colony … Continue reading

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Going outdoors – Science CPD

We hope we can spread the Irchester science approach to as many children as we can! This week, Lab_13 Irchester hosted another exciting CPD event for local teachers. This time, we had over 20 teachers from lots of different schools … Continue reading

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Coming soon…..

Excitement is building in Irchester… The Lab_13 Lectures are just three weeks away! We are pleased to say that both showings are now FULLY BOOKED which means we have about 400 children from Year5, 6 and 7 coming from all … Continue reading

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Dads Club – Science of Cider

Dads Club on a Friday has been going from strength to strength in Irchester. The latest project has been all about the Science of Cider. As we had so many apples in our gardens at  the beginning of October we … Continue reading

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“Why do leaves change colour in the autumn?”

At Lab_13 Irchester we asked ‘Why do leaves change colour every season?’ Today we got to find out the answer! We drew a Venn diagram on the white board and we sorted the leaves we had collected. We had red, … Continue reading

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“How do you steer a hot air balloon?” – Lab_13 Irchester

On Friday the 18th we had a hot air balloon expert come in to Lab_13 Irchester. This great opportunity wouldn’t have happened if I, Madison Allingham, had not asked “How do you steer a hot air balloon?” and was eager … Continue reading

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