Science Week

Published on 10 November 2014

Science Week

On Friday 24th October Vandyke Upper School played host to 60 Year 3 students from Mary Bassett Lower School as part of their Science Week.

As the week was themed around the topic of ‘Flight’, members of the Vandyke Science Team, took the 7 and 8 year olds on a voyage to the moon. Tickets were issued and then students were wowed by the whoosh bottle, fascinated by flame tests and stunned when sound travelled through their bodies! They also had the opportunity to investigate the structure of bird feathers and crane fly wings under the microscopes.

The finale to the workshop was observing the amount of energy that can be released from food that would be useful to take to the moon. The ‘Screaming Jelly Baby’ is a classic science demonstration that was particularly well received!

Both the Mary Bassett and Vandyke staff very much enjoyed the experience and the students were excited about their visit to Vandyke and looking forward to going back to school with their ticket to the moon and a ‘space traveller’ sticker!

Mrs Mead

Team Leader of Science