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Science Week and the Curly Wurly Challenge!

From 9th to 13th March we spent the week celebrating science in school. The week started with asking the children to look at what they thought a 'scientist' looks like, followed by various 'wow' science activities in classrooms throughout the week. These included activities such as looking at the effect of cornflour in water, creating bubble pictures and looking at what happens when you add vinegar to bicarbonate soda. Cobalt class made volcanic eruptions!

 

The highlight of the week was the whole school Curly Wurly challenge. The children were put into teams and challenged to see how long they could make a Curly Wurly stretch! This involved a lot of planning, and thinking about how to make an initially quite brittle chocolate bar become more pliable and stretchy. It was a very sticky experiment - but the  children used lots of ingenious ways to stretch out their Curly Wurly. The winning team managed to exceed 5 metres long!!

 

A huge thank you to Miss Barker for organising the week and for leading our whole school experiment. We hope the children enjoyed their week of being scientists, and have perhaps changed their view of what a scientist 'looks like' - we discovered that we are all scientists!

 

Pictures of Science Week will follow asap. 

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