Science Investigators Club

This club ran from 2015-2016.  It is unfortunately no longer on offer.

The club runs on a Thursdays in Mrs Pike’s classroom and is organised by Tania Birch, Andrea  Cornwell and Dr. James Barker.

Making boats to test buoyancy Week 6

In our final week of science club, we were challenged to build a small boat which would not only float, but could also hold a large mass (coins). We used a variety of materials and had great fun making and testing our models.

A big thank you to Tania, Andrea and Dr. Barker for organising and running science club this term. We hope to be back before the end of the year.

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Racing Rockets Week 5

This week, our budding scientists were given the challenge of designing and flying a rocket. Whose would travel the furthest and why? The children had great fun trying out their different prototypes.

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Investigating Magic Week 4

In science club this week, we were astonished by magic tricks! We learnt the science behind them and then tried our hand at recreating a disappearing coin trick in a matchbox. We found out that it was all to do with magnetism!

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Investigating a crime scene Week 3

Our scientists were really put to the test this week when they played detective and investigated a crime scene set up by Dr. Barker. First they learnt how to take fingerprints and then they analysed their own and each other’s. They learnt that everyone, even identical twins, have different fingerprints which is how police can catch suspects. Our scientists then had to work out who had written a ransom note using chromatography, which separates out the ink in pens revealing their own unique ‘fingerprints’.

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Making Paper Week 2

This week in Science Club, we made our own paper. Not only did we learn how to recycle old paper into new but we also had great fun customising it with colour, glitter and confetti. Have a look at the photos to see the process and the fantastic results.

 

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The Tumbling Toast Investigation Week 1

Fifteen keen scientists from Years 3 and 4 started Science Investigators Club this week. With the fantastic help of our chief Science Ambassadors, Naomi Saunders and William Gough, they investigated the myth that dropped toast always lands butter-side down. The children did several experiments looking at different variables, such as the height that the toast was dropped from, the thickness of the toast and the shape. They even investigated whether different toppings made a difference.  The results were collated and a conclusion was arrived at. What do you think they discovered?  Try it yourself to find out!

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