Science Week 2015
Last week children at Gayhurst embraced Science Week, carrying out different science experiments within their phases.
Last week children at Gayhurst embraced Science Week, carrying out different science experiments within their phases. Some of the experiments included creating lava lamps, using invisible ink, melting chocolate, floating boats, and experimenting with clouds in a jar, just to name a few. The children thoroughly enjoyed getting involved and found out lots about the science behind the various experiments. If you would like to try some out at home here is a link: www.sciencebob.com/experiments/
“I loved learning about carbon dioxide in fizzy water, the raisins were great!” Gus 1H. RR were really amazed by the different experiments they took part in. ‘Science is awesome’ they said.
The whole school participated in creating a scale to go on a giant inflatable reptile which was showcased at the Science Fair at the end of the week. This is what it looked like when it all came together!
3M were lucky enough to receive a workshop delivered by Rachel (parent of Eva 3M), in which they looked at different types of cells. They went on to design, decorate and create 3D inflatable cells. ‘We learnt that there are red blood cells and that white blood cells help your body to fight against disease and infections.’ Rowan 3M
When it couldn’t get any more exciting, reptiles and a few furry animals dropped in for some workshops. Some of the animals the children got to meet included a Bosc Monitor, a Boa Constrictor, a Bearded Dragon, Russian Rabbit and a Chile Rose Spider. They found out about their eating habits, the habitats they live in, other interesting facts and any questions the children had about the animals were also answered. Some classes have gone on to learn about these animals further during their Literacy lessons this week and create information texts. The week ended with a Science Fair, which was a huge success again this year. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event.
3M were lucky enough to receive a workshop delivered by Rachel (parent of Eva 3M), in which they looked at different types of cells. They went on to design, decorate and create 3D inflatable cells.