Year 5 went to the Science Museum
Year 5 have been inspired by the power of wondering after a visit to the Science Museum on 24th November.
The day was sparked off by a hands on rocket show demonstration that explored how rockets get into space, what they do when they’re up there and how they get back down again – all with the help of Sir Isaac Newton. The children then investigated questions such as, What makes you smarter than a chimp? What makes you smile? What makes you, you? The answers were found in the many interactive galleries together with discovering what your voice sounds like as a member of the opposite sex, morph your face to see what you would look like as you age. They could even collect DNA to catch a criminal! We also investigated some of the characteristics that make humans such a successful species, such as personality, intelligence and language.
The Wonderlab was the biggest event of the day which ignited our curiosity in over 50 different activities that enriched our science curriculum in areas such as forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths and of course, made learning so much fun, So many questions were answered but even better still, so many more were asked as the children continued their thirst for knowledge.