British Science Week 2018


This week was ‘British Science Week’, ran by the British Science Association.  It’s a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  British Science Week provides a platform to stimulate and support schools, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public to produce and participate in STEM events and activities.

The theme for this year was ‘exploration and discovery’ and Key Stage 1 looked at ‘light’ as a focus.  We explored shadows, and what shadows are or more, what they are not.  We also explored why at certain times of the day, shadows are longer than at other times of the day.  We tested various materials in our 4D multi-sensory room to see which materials gave the best shadows using the words transparent, translucent and opaque; and then we conducted an investigation and designed our own sundials.

We had a lot of fun and look forward to BSW2019!

Playing with lenses

 

Can you guess what it is?

 

Translucent materials

 

Does sponge make a good sundial?

 

We even tried using Roman numerals

 

Using sources of light

 

Exploring various materials

 

Shadows

 

We presented our findings to the whole school


We had so much fun.


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