Alien Invasion at Irchester! | lab13network

As part of our birthday celebrations last term, we launched a competition to design an alien! Stephen Hawking thought that as the universe is so huge, there must be some kind of life elsewhere, even though we haven’t discovered it yet. So the Committee asked pupils to show us what they thought alien life might look like, and they came up with some fantastic ideas: with pictures, collages, models and even a video!

We had lots and lots of entries, but could only choose 6 winners! The overall winner was Freddie in Year 6. His alien was a robotic type, with a very thoughtful…

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Alien Invasion at Irchester! | lab13network

As part of our birthday celebrations last term, we launched a competition to design an alien! Stephen Hawking thought that as the universe is so huge, there must be some kind of life elsewhere, even though we haven’t discovered it yet. So the Committee asked pupils to show us what they thought alien life might look like, and they came up with some fantastic ideas: with pictures, collages, models and even a video!

We had lots and lots of entries, but could only choose 6 winners! The overall winner was Freddie in Year 6. His alien was a robotic type, with a…

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Irchester news: The Great Science Share! | lab13network

For the Great Science Share last week, we invited any of our pupils to bring some science in that they would like to share. We then ran a science fair at lunchtime to let our scientists share their work with the rest of the school!

We had a fantastic range of projects brought it: from write ups about trips with families, to models they had made and even full-on science investigations carried out at home!

About 30 children from the school took part, and many more came to find out from the sharers what they had done. The best projects included Sophie in year 1’s fantastic…

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Irchester news: The Great Science Share! | lab13network

For the Great Science Share last week, we invited any of our pupils to bring some science in that they would like to share. We then ran a science fair at lunchtime to let our scientists share their work with the rest of the school!

We had a fantastic range of projects brought it: from write ups about trips with families, to models they had made and even full-on science investigations carried out at home!

About 30 children from the school took part, and many more came to find out from the sharers what they had done. The best projects included Sophie in year 1’s…

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Lab_13 Irchester’s 7th Birthday celebrations! | lab13network

This weeks Lab-13 Blog is all about… OUR BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

This year we are celebrating the 7th year of having  a Lab_13 and scientist in residence at Irchester! We had a fun filled week at the end of last term, with special guests, fun activities in every class and a fancy dress day! Being 7 is an important age for us, because it means we started at the same time our year 6’s started school!

We decided to make our birthday all about outer space and curiosity, in honour of a very special scientist. Professor Stephen Hawking is a great role model for lots of reasons.He studied the universe,…

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Lab_13 Irchester’s 7th Birthday celebrations! | lab13network

This weeks Lab-13 Blog is all about… OUR BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

This year we are celebrating the 7th year of having  a Lab_13 and scientist in residence at Irchester! We had a fun filled week at the end of last term, with special guests, fun activities in every class and a fancy dress day! Being 7 is an important age for us, because it means we started at the same time our year 6’s started school!

We decided to make our birthday all about outer space and curiosity, in honour of a very special scientist. Professor Stephen Hawking is a great role model for lots of reasons.He studied the universe,…

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Summer Term at Lab_13 Nethergate | lab13network

Update from Scientist in Residence Betti Copperwood about what Lab_13 Nethergate has been investigating in the summer term:
At Lab_13 Nethergate we have been exploring inclined planes and movement. We introduced inclined planes using cylinders and guttering from which the students created their own slope and connected this to a row of dominoes. We rolled the balls and tried to knock down all the dominoes. One team developed a complex system of two branches of dominoes leading to a ping pong ball balanced on a block of wood. The ball knocked down the dominoes and on reaching the block of wood…

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