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Science Week 2020

    13 March 2020

This week students at Sherfield have been recognising British Science Week by taking part in a number of activities.

Year 1 LOVED their bubbles investigations and activities this week. The children made different sized and shaped wands using pipe cleaners and straws. They noticed that all the bubbles were spherical even if the wand was a square/ triangle shape. They did observe that the bigger the wand, the larger the bubble. We went on to use sorting hoops to create some really large bubbles. The children noticed that the larger the wand, the more ‘sausage’ shaped the bubbles became as they formed. The pupils had a blast. The awe and wonder on their faces was priceless.

Year 2.1 have also been experimenting with bubbles. Some of the questions they tried to answer were: why are floating bubbles round? Can we make bubbles in different shapes? Why do bubbles pop? Can we catch a bubble? Why do we see colours in bubbles? They did some amazing investigating and trying to find out the answers to these questions. Not only that, at the end of the activity the children managed to get themselves trapped in a bubble! They had such a great time!

Year 4 went to the pond and investigated the different types of wildlife that they could find. They found a lot of water louse, flat worms, beetles and even a toad. It was a beautiful morning.  Later in the week they followed this up with a bug survey around the woodland, plants and hard surfaces. Thanks to Craig for leading the wonderful session. 

Years 5 and 6 carried out a survey on the beautiful trees we have on site. They cleverly estimated that there are 1588 tonnes of carbon stored in the trees at Sherfield. 

Years 7 and 9 took part in a food Science activity where they developed and made energy rich, healthy and delicious snacks.

Year 7 and 8 investigated why some people are fussy eaters and if any of them were super-tasters.

Years 9 and 10 made hovercrafts and had great fun seeing which went the furthest.

We had a great week and the students enjoyed taking part in science activities.

To view all the photos from Science Week 2020 on Facebook, please click here.


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