Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Science in a Van

On Tuesday we had a very exciting visit from Science in a Van.  The presenters showed a range of science 'stunts' involving forces.  They even involved Mrs Marshall who had to pull a tablecloth off the table without the items on it falling onto the floor.  They 'wowed' us all by swinging a board around with   3 glasses of water on it.  Not one glass fell off.

Carolyn wrote:
I think Room 17’s favourite was when the man was putting three glasses (with water) on a white board and was spinning it around spirally.  The three cups stayed on the whiteboard!  And the science behind was... a force was helping the cups stay on the whiteboard.  Some of us thought there was a magnet helping the cups to stay in place.  Well there wasn’t because how do we magnetize the water?

The most excitement came later with bubbles.  Thanks to some super bubble mixture from the US, Alan was able to create amazing bubbles which stayed in the air for a really long time. We learned about the different gases contained in bubbles.  He even pumped 'dry ice', otherwise known as carbon dioxide, into a bubble.


We will definitely be incorporating more Science into our learning over the next two terms.

1 comment:

  1. Nick was so excited about Science in a Van after school. I wish I could have come and seen it!