​Science Week proves as popular as ever

This week has been another busy week at St George’s Junior School in Weybridge with our annual Science Week taking place and proving as popular as it always is.

All the children from Upper Nursery to Year 6 listened to a very entertaining talk from the Science Doctor about electricity, lightning and gravity. The children were wowed by lots of exciting experiments and the show finished with a journey through the Solar System.

Children in Year 2 learnt to control bee bots, turtles and flashing lights whereas Year 4 children had the challenge to deliver the Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch using a pulley system in the Control Technology session. There was a close encounter of the animal kind for Reception and Year 3, where the children had the opportunity to have a Rainbow Boa around their necks, hold a tarantula and stroke a meerkat.

The greatest mystery of the week so far, was a kidnapping of a young puppy in the Science Lab, but luckily Year 6 were on hand to examine the crime scene, take blood samples, undertake fingerprint analysis and use chromatography to examine the ransom note. You’ll be glad to know that the puppy has been returned to its owners and the suspect has been apprehended.

Still to come this week, is the Science Dome which is a portable planetarium where Year 1 will watch a show about the weather both here on Earth and on other planets. Year 5&6 will get to enjoy the dome too and will see a show all about biodiversity and the possibility of life throughout the universe. Finally the week will conclude with a Chemistry show for Year 5 pupils.

12 February 2015

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