We have had a fantastic Science Day full of excitement, scientific thinking and teamwork. All the children throughout school took part in an Egg Drop experiment. Nursery children experimented with dropping eggs on natural materials as part of their weekly Tree-mendous Tuesday walk. They found soft leaves were the best! Reception children worked as a whole class to discuss different materials to drop their eggs on to and then went on to create their own reinforced egg containers (watch out supermarkets!). The rest of school worked in small groups to design their ideas and create them. As an extra challenge the KS2 children had to buy their materials, using special tokens, so lots of discussions and teamwork had to take place beforehand! The whole school was buzzing with ideas.
In the afternoon the classes took turns to drop the eggs. The most successful classes were Year 6 and Year 6A. There was an incredible amount of variation in designs and ideas and all the staff were very impressed with the children’s efforts. As a reward for their hard work, the names of groups of children were drawn out of a hat for their most successful attempt and best failure!
Congratulations to Layton and Kaceylou who were our ‘Best Scientist’ winners!
We also had a few extra experiments throughout the day including mints in cola - Year 4 had a very impressive explosion! Also, we looked at what happens when you put an egg in salt water.
For further details of the day look on Langoldblogs.net.
We would like to say a big thank you to Dan Beezer, from Cottam Development Centre, who kindly donated some safety equipment and resources for our Science Day! It was put to good scientific use!