This week the Science Festival has brought us two shows. The first was from Dynamic Earth and was all about launching into space and surviving at the space station. We already knew a lot about this but the team made it very funny and we had a chance to reflect on how much we had learned by following Tim Peake's mission.
The girls got a football session which was very successful and gave them a chance to get some skill practice and have some healthy fun. Maybe a few more girls will take it up after this.
Meanwhile the boys started to get the museum ready. We hope to have a good display of items for visitors to look at. We need to think about interpretation of the objects we are going to display. The boys started to make 'stones' for a model building activity.
The second Science Festival Event was the Science Ceilidh band who explained how we sense sound and how the brain works. As well as playing music they helped us make up dances about eyes and ears sending messages to the brain. We even saw a real brain scan!
The STEM challenge this week was building a tower of plastic cups using only string. It took a while to work out a way of doing this but once the technique was mastered there was no stopping the builders!
Week 1 of cycling was fitted in around the other events. Starting off in the playground and then in the car park everyone practiced signals and looking back to make sure it is safe.
and there is still more to come! This was only Monday and Tuesday!