This week has been Science week at Central. The children have had lots of fun experimenting and exploring various areas of science and we have had many exciting and interesting visitors to the school.
The fun began on Tuesday when Year 6 were visited by an aeronautics engineer who taught them all about green energy. They used their knowledge of electrical circuits and forces to build their own wind turbines.
Wednesday was packed with experiments all day and began with assemblies for each key stage exploring forces using everyday materials. Miss Hancock and Mr Parulero were very brave and even volunteered to participate in a scientific experiment. Luckily no one got (too) wet!! After the assemblies, the children got to try out the investigations for themselves and were keen to discover the science behind the ‘magic’ tablecloth and balancing can tricks. All the children were inspired to try these experiments again at home. Year 4 also had a visitor who taught them all about climate change and how we can all make small changes to work to protect the environment for both humans and animals.
On Thursday Year 3 became palaeontologists and geologists! They spent all morning exploring rocks and fossils and made some very exciting discoveries. In the afternoon, Year 6 learnt all about the science behind slime and even made their own to take home.
The final visitor event of the week was Year 2’s recycling race. Pear and Pine classes explored the properties of materials and how and where different materials can be reduced, reused and recycled.
As always, the children were a credit to the school. Every visitor mentioned how engaged, enthusiastic and well behaved they were and that they cannot wait to come again. Well done everyone!