Today the children tried to build the biggest and most stable structures with plastic cups and containers. We also tried to make paper clips float by increasing the surface tension of the water.
The children were set the challenge of lifting a piece of ice using only string and salt.
The Children were set the challenge of moving water with just a piece of string and 2 cups.
Today we investigated the strength of different magnets.
For the final Science Club of the term the children were given a selection of electrical equipment and asked to light up Rudolph's nose! As a finale, we also erupted a volcano, by creating a chemical reaction between vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Thanks to all the children for a great 6 weeks of fun science.
This week in Science Club, we tested the strength of paper and masking tape. The children were challenged to make a chair/stool from simple materials to see if they would hold the weight of a child!
Some of our chairs were more successful than others!!
This week we tested M & M sweets (we didn't eat them, honest!) First the children had to grind them into powder. Then we added a measured amount of water before placing a filter paper into a funnel. We strained the mixture which left us with solid chocolate again and a rather nasty green liquid. We then heated the liquid, which eventually turned back into a solid sugar again. The smell from class 6 was delightful!
In the third science club, the children were challenged to launch balloon rockets. They had a selection of strings, twines and wire and decided which ones offered the least amount of friction for their rockets.
In our second science club meeting, the children were challenged to build a dome that would hold a hard backed book. The only materials they had were midget gems and cocktail sticks. Have a look to see if they rose to the challenge!
In science club this week we made plastic milk! The same method was used many years ago, long before the invention of the plastic we know today!