Gillespie News: Exclusive Interview! | lab13network

Dr Cathy Roberts, our Mission Mosquito scientific supervisor, was kind enough to let Danny Krige (Y5) have an exclusive interview with her

Q: What made you want to do the mosquito project?

A: There were 2 things I heard from professor Sella & Amelia French about the amazing Lab_13 and they inspired me to work with you all

Q: What have you done so far?

A: We’ve been collecting samples of larvae from water sources and growing them into adults and we have also been collecting adults in our special adult traps. In addition, we have been photographing and cataloguing these samples….

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June’s Magical Moments at Lab_13 Rosehill | lab13network

June’s been a month full of magic moments so far, so here’s a selection!

Holly’s Marvellous Magnetism

Holly is a primary age student who had not been to Lab_13 before. We were exploring magnetism,  ‘fishing’ for metal objects, painting with paperclips and making patterns with iron filings.  Holly was unsure at first but after encouragement she continued to explore independently for around 15 mins. She especially loved the iron filings. The member of staff with us was really surprises since in class Holly usually has a short attention span!

 

Static Electricity Stuns Staff

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June’s Magical Moments at Lab_13 Rosehill | lab13network

June’s been a month full of magic moments so far, so here’s a selection!

Holly’s Marvellous Magnetism

Holly is a primary age student who had not been to Lab_13 before. We were exploring magnetism,  ‘fishing’ for metal objects, painting with paperclips and making patterns with iron filings.  Holly was unsure at first but after encouragement she continued to explore independently for around 15 mins. She especially loved the iron filings. The member of staff with us was really surprises since in class Holly usually has a short attention span!

 

Static Electricity Stuns Staff

Over the…

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Lab_13 Irchester turns 6! | lab13network

Lab_13 Irchester has just turned 6! We’ve had a full two weeks of birthday celebrations, which we will tell you about in this blog. Foundation stage and Year 1 were amazed that the lab is older than them, and some year 6s can remember the lab starting when they were in Foundation!

The week before last we had an egg floating competition! We chose eggs because the chicks that we hatched from eggs were here for out birthday. What you had to do was pay one pound and then you could bring in a home-made boat or make one at lunch. You would have two chances to float a crème egg and if your boat…

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Lab_13 Irchester turns 6! | lab13network

Lab_13 Irchester has just turned 6! We’ve had a full two weeks of birthday celebrations, which we will tell you about in this blog. Foundation stage and Year 1 were amazed that the lab is older than them, and some year 6s can remember the lab starting when they were in Foundation!

The week before last we had an egg floating competition! We chose eggs because the chicks that we hatched from eggs were here for out birthday. What you had to do was pay one pound and then you could bring in a home-made boat or make one at lunch. You would have two chances to float a crème egg and if your boat…

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Gillespie news: Lab Helpers | lab13network

Sorting the Lego 

One of the newest roles in the Lab is the ‘Lab Helper’, it allows children who really want to be in the lab committee to prove themselves so they have a slight advantage to become a member of the committee next year. The helpers help prepare for lessons, help at science club, tidy up and sort out the lab. As an example today Adnan & Hamza sorted out the Lego in the lab and even prepared equipment for a lesson for Carole!

Materials prepared for Carole’s lesson on batteries
Written by Danny (Y5)

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Gillespie news: Lab Helpers | lab13network

Sorting the Lego 

One of the newest roles in the Lab is the ‘Lab Helper’, it allows children who really want to be in the lab committee to prove themselves so they have a slight advantage to become a member of the committee next year. The helpers help prepare for lessons, help at science club, tidy up and sort out the lab. As an example today Adnan & Hamza sorted out the Lego in the lab and even prepared equipment for a lesson for Carole!

Materials prepared for Carole’s lesson on batteries
Written by Danny (Y5)

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