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Wormegay C of E Primary

Learning Together for Life

Year 5-6 - Science Day - 14th March 2018

Year Five and Six had a fantastic day at DMA on Wednesday, taking part in all sorts of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) based activities.

Their first activity was led by a lovely team from RAF Marham, who led the children through engineering tasks using giant Meccano kits. The activities were designed to build leadership and cooperative skills. The children performed well with some interesting ideas and some super team work!

Next we went to the planetarium, where we squished in very tightly to watch projections on the inflatable planetarium’s dome of Tim Peak’s trip to the International Space Station and to learn all about the Universe.

After a break, we went to the biology laboratory where we explored the extent of the chemical element Carbon, which we discovered in some very surprising places!

Our final activity was chemistry where the children found our about acids and alkalis and how we can test how strong they are using universal indicator.

They were able to try mixing acids and alkalis to create a range of different strength solutions which created a wonderful spectrum of colours when universal indicator was added to them!

Mrs. Oughton and myself were very proud of our children who were really well behaved and showed themselves to be very promising scientists and engineers. All the high school teachers had only good things to say about everyone in the group!

A splendid day!

Mrs J Davison

http://downhammarketacademy.co.uk/

Year Five and Six had a fantastic day at DMA on Wednesday, taking part in all sorts of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) based activities.

Their first activity was led by a lovely team from RAF Marham, who led the children through engineering tasks using giant Meccano kits. The activities were designed to build leadership and cooperative skills. The children performed well with some interesting ideas and some super team work!

Next we went to the planetarium, where we squished in very tightly to watch projections on the inflatable planetarium’s dome of Tim Peak’s trip to the International Space Station and to learn all about the Universe.

After a break, we went to the biology laboratory where we explored the extent of the chemical element Carbon, which we discovered in some very surprising places!

Our final activity was chemistry where the children found our about acids and alkalis and how we can test how strong they are using universal indicator.

They were able to try mixing acids and alkalis to create a range of different strength solutions which created a wonderful spectrum of colours when universal indicator was added to them!

Mrs. Oughton and myself were very proud of our children who were really well behaved and showed themselves to be very promising scientists and engineers. All the high school teachers had only good things to say about everyone in the group!

A splendid day!

Mrs J Davison

http://downhammarketacademy.co.uk/