British Science Week 2017
The theme for this year’s British Science Week was “Change”, encouraging young people to think about and investigate the changes happening in the world around us; from seasons and climate, to materials and energy. Our children had great fun carrying out experiments during Science Week, a few of which are detailed below. Please enjoy the pictures and if possible ask your child what experiments they carried out, did they have fun and what it was they learnt from their experiments.
Children filled jars of water and added food colouring. Then they added flowers and observed the flower throughout the day to see if the petals turned the same colour as the water. From this, children learnt where the water travels up the stem when the plant drinks it.
Catch a Rainbow
Children poured milk into a shallow tray and carefully put three drops of different food colouring around the edges of the tray so the colours did not mix. Then, they squeezed a drop of washing up liquid into the centre of the bowl and observed the affect it had on the colours. Children saw a beautiful explosion of colours!
Pop a Balloon
Children poured popping candy into uninflated balloons. Then stretched the end of the balloon over the top of a fizzy drink bottle. They tipped the balloon up so the popping candy fell into the drink. The balloons inflated before their eyes. Magic!