British Science Week 2018

This week was ‘British Science Week’, ran by the British Science Association.  It’s a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  British Science Week provides a platform to stimulate and support schools, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public to produce and participate in STEM events and activities.

The theme for this year was ‘exploration and discovery’ and Key Stage 1 looked at ‘light’ as a focus.  We explored shadows, and what shadows are or more, what they are not.  We also explored why at certain times of the day, shadows are longer than at other times of the day.  We tested various materials in our 4D multi-sensory room to see which materials gave the best shadows using the words transparent, translucent and opaque; and then we conducted an investigation and designed our own sundials.

We had a lot of fun and look forward to BSW2019!

Playing with lenses


Can you guess what it is?


Translucent materials


Does sponge make a good sundial?


We even tried using Roman numerals


Using sources of light


Exploring various materials




We presented our findings to the whole school

We had so much fun.

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