The Irchester lab_13 Lectures! | lab13network

Tuesday 14th March

For a long time we have been planning our Lab-13 Lectures, and tomorrow is the day! We are going to present our lectures about Sound to about 400 children and teachers! Jamie says that he is scared, but James is just excited. We have planned our talks in partners: Elizabeth and Izzy about how sound is made by vibrations, James and Ellie about how sound travels in waves, Ty and Sam have some experiments about how we hear sound, and finally Jamie and Charlotte have some great facts and recordings about how bats and dolphins use ultrasound. We’re about to go and practice at…

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The Irchester lab_13 Lectures! | lab13network

Tuesday 14th March

For a long time we have been planning our Lab-13 Lectures, and tomorrow is the day! We are going to present our lectures about Sound to about 400 children and teachers! Jamie says that he is scared, but James is just excited. We have planned our talks in partners: Elizabeth and Izzy about how sound is made by vibrations, James and Ellie about how sound travels in waves, Ty and Sam have some experiments about how we hear sound, and finally Jamie and Charlotte have some great facts and recordings about how bats and dolphins use ultrasound. We’re about to go and practice at…

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Gillespie News: Science Spectacular 2017 | lab13network

Prologue

As we said in our previous blog, we put on our annual Science Spectacular last week. This is to share what we have been doing so that children and adults are inspired to be curious and do science. The Science Spectacular is a show about science and engineering featuring experts in science and technology for example Sheila and Andres who were part of our Science Spectacular this year.

Setting up the top hall

Pre-show

Before the show started we organised three tables to showcase science and engineering projects that we have taken part in this year:
At the handling table there…

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Gillespie News: Science Spectacular 2017 | lab13network

Prologue

As we said in our previous blog, we put on our annual Science Spectacular last week. This is to share what we have been doing so that children and adults are inspired to be curious and do science. The Science Spectacular is a show about science and engineering featuring experts in science and technology for example Sheila and Andres who were part of our Science Spectacular this year.

Setting up the top hall

Pre-show

Before the show started we organised three tables to showcase science and engineering projects that we have taken part in this year:
At the handling table there…

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Rosehill News: Light & Dark | lab13network

Between November and January, all the pupils at Rosehill had the opportunity to engage in activities in the Lab_13 and develop their curiosity. Those who were particularly engaged were chosen by teachers to continue working on developing their interest in scientific inquiry. During the January-February half term, these pupils continued to build on their knowledge of light and dark to learn about Earth and space in the January-February half term.

Discovering reflections

Pupils have been exploring objects on a light box, looking at different colours using the OHP, exploring torches and UV…

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Rosehill News: Light & Dark | lab13network

Between November and January, all the pupils at Rosehill had the opportunity to engage in activities in the Lab_13 and develop their curiosity. Those who were particularly engaged were chosen by teachers to continue working on developing their interest in scientific inquiry. During the January-February half term, these pupils continued to build on their knowledge of light and dark to learn about Earth and space in the January-February half term.

Discovering reflections

Pupils have been exploring objects on a light box, looking at different colours using the OHP, exploring torches and UV…

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Irchester news: Tasting Citizen Science at parents evening | lab13network

On Tuesday 28th February and the 1st of March at parent evening, Lab_ 13 ran a little stall doing experiments to do with taste: we were inspired by the BBC Terrific Scientific supertasters experiment.

For the first experiment we showed pupils and parents 3 different colour drinks:  red, orange and green. We asked them to taste all 3 and write down what flavour they thought each drink was. We got 38 people to try this experiment!

For the red drink, 37% thought it was a red fruit flavour, 10 people said strawberry. For the orange drink, 47% thought it was an orange fruit flavour, 15 people…

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