Science Day 2015 - Mad Science comes to Linton Heights!
Well, what a day we had! It all kicked off with a whole school assembly on Solids, Liquids and Gases. Then each year group had an interactive session with Cosmic Caren from Mad Science.
Cosmic Caren brought science to life with the aid of a little magic. The children saw paper that, when lit, flashed and disappeared! Then Terence the Toilet Roll flew with the aid of a troll sized hair dryer. (It's all to do with Bernoulli's law.) They also watched centrifugal forces at work as children spun round on a turntable. Then there was light refraction with whacky glasses and frozen dry ice which was awesome. The children tasted it(!) and some had a shower!
Great fun and we learnt so much too.
Purpose of study
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
The National Curriculum in England 2014