We were so lucky today because Dan and Jasmin from Lockheed Martin and Declan from Bristol University brought a wind tunnel so Year 6 could investigate ways to reduce drag in cars. We designed models, made them with plasticine then tested the drag in the wind tunnel. Amazing real life learning!
I’m making plans for some exciting science over the coming year and I’ve been reflecting on the opportunities for learning that are all around us. One of our new metacognition learning behaviours is Being Curious. It was curiosity that made my youngest son Harry ask if he could go to see some Giant Pandas some […]
Over the Summer, if you get a chance, get involved in the Big Butterfly Count! Butterflies are really important as they are pollinators but they are on the decline. This project is looking at just how many butterflies there are in different areas all over the UK. Check out the website for more information and […]
A new species of Pliosaur is going on display at Bristol Museum this summer and they need some help to name her! Follow the link to find out more and enter your name choice! Name our pliosaur!
In 3/4 this term we are learning about the world in our theme Wild Earth. As I have been researching wild weather, I came across this super scientist and thought I would share because this is something you could try at home! Have fun 🙂 http://www.popsci.com/let-this-mini-scientist-named-oliver-teach-you-all-about-tornados-cutest-way-possible
Stephen Hawking is 75 years old today. At a recent conference organised by neurological charity, Headway, the professor told delegates to focus on what we can do, not on what we can’t. Inspirational.
Check out this Science news…scientists have found Dinosaur feathers preserved in amber. Amazing!!! BBC Science News
The focus of Science Enquiry Day yesterday was Christmas! We were all involved in some Christmas science across the school…Reception and KS1 built models using their knowledge of materials to send a snack to Santa, in 3/4 they looked at the polymer that makes Magic Snow and in 5/6 they catapulted snowmen! The big question […]
Yesterday was Science Enquiry Day, one of my favourite days of each term! This time we were incredibly fortunate to have visitors from The Royal Aeronautical society, ARA and Lockheed Martin along with a Wind Tunnel and a Thermal Imaging Camera. KS1 and KS2 children got to see the scientists and the equipment in […]
It won’t be long before the first Science Enquiry Day of the academic year and I can’t wait! It’s on Friday 14th October and we have something very special visiting at Windmill. I wonder if anyone can guess what it might be?