British Science week takes place from 12th – 16th March 2018. We have an array of exciting activities planned which we hope will inspire interest in the sciences. These include a whole-school “Mad Science Show” using experiments to explore the difference between chemical and physical reactions, as well as a pop-up science gadget shop (12th – 14th March) selling all sorts of weird and wonderful scientific gadgets and toys. There will also be a range of other class-based activities and experiments, a whole-school science quiz and a visit by a Science, Technology and Maths Ambassador. However the highlight of the week will be our first-ever Great Engineering Egg Drop Challenge.
For our Great Engineering Egg Drop Challenge we will be building a giant scaffold platform in our playground, and on Thursday 15th March we shall be testing the children’s creations to see which creations keep the egg intact. At 3.45pm, we shall be holding the grand final for those creations whose egg survives the first drop.
Be as creative as you like and use any materials you are able to get hold of. Prizes will be awarded for those eggs that remain undamaged after their descent to the ground in the final round!
This looks set to be an incredibly fun experience for all and a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to work together collaboratively and scientifically! We welcome any planning boards and posters with your initial ideas and diagrams of your models too! Egg structure ideas can be found online, but we encourage you to be as unique and inventive as possible! We are sure the children can come up with some egg-cellent ideas to test out!
If you would like to take part, please fill in the slip on the letter which has been emailed to you by Friday 9th March. All egg structures are to be brought into school by Wednesday 14th March.
We hope that National Science Week will be prove to be another highlight in the school calendar and one which really gives children a flavour of how exciting the sciences can be. To assist with the costs of the activities, we would be grateful to receive a small donation of £1.51 per child, payable via your child’s ParentPay account.
Mrs S Erskine
Science Lead Teacher