Welcome to Science Club’s very own page!
Here we will share what we have been up to in our fun and exciting Whizz! Pop! Bang! Club.
In our first week we made lots of mini expolsions and really went Pop! and Bang! In film canistors we put vinager and baking soda and waited for the ‘rocket’ to lift off. Millie screamed everytime a ‘rocket’ popped, Mrs Coulthurst even came in to check she was ok!
In the spirt of Halloween we carved pumpkins in pairs and threes and then made a mixture inside which ‘exploded’ out of it’s mouth.
Kyle: ‘It was very fun! :)’ Alfie: ‘The best club ever!’ Millie: ‘It was the best activity ever’ Connor Mc ‘It was an epic time!’ If you would like to try this you will need: Half a cup of vinager 4 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda Food colouring A squirt of washing up liquid
One Thursday, Miss Gray arranged for us create life-like boils. Some of us thought it was amazing, where as others found it disgusting (mainly the girls)!
We used vasaline with food colouring mixed in and then applied this to our hand, with a thin layer of tissue over the top. Some of us then squeezed them to have the FULL effect.
This term it is the turn of 10 new members to join Science Club. We started with making bubbles using pipe cleaners. We were finding out if the shape of the pipe cleaner affected the shape of the bubble made – we found that it didn’t matter as the bubbles were always round.
We also used our hands to blow bubbles…
Thursday 16th January saw Science Club make their very own kaleidoscopes! Below are some photos of use decorating the outside and folding the paper.
If you would like to have a go at making your own you will need the following: – A4 sheet of card – Piece of clear stiff plastic the same size as the card – Piece of tine foil the same size as the card – Scissors to score with – A ruler to score with – Glue – Tracing paper
Instructions: 1. Fold the card half, so that the shortest edges meet. Then fold it in half again. Open it out.
2. Lay the clear, stiff plastic on top of the card. Score lines on the plastoc, on top of the card folds, using scissors and a ruler. Put the plastic to one side.
3. Glue the tin foil onto the card and smooth it out. (You can now decorate the side without foil, if you wish)
4. Next, lay the plastic on the foil and fold the card into a triangular tube. Tape the fourth flap over the first.
5. Cut out a piece of tracing paper larger than the end of the tube. Draw patterns on it using flet-tip pens.
6. Look through one end of the tube and hold the paper to the other end. Point it to the light and move the paper around.
Take some photos of you making them or bring in your finished kaleidoscope to show your friends, teacher and me!
One of our experiemnets was linked to light and reflections. We filled a bowl part way with water and placed a mirror into the water. When we shone a torch on the mirror and held a plain piece of paper above it – we could see a rainbow pattern. We spent ages trying to work out how it happened. This wee (6th March) we had lots of messy fun with cornflour and water. We mixed the two together and were confused as to wether it was a solid or a liquid. The more we played with it, the more of a liquid it became. We used words like ‘solid’, ‘liquid’, ‘hard’, ‘soft’, ‘smooth’ and ‘strange’ to describe the mixture.