In the week before Easter there was no slowing down at CSS as the whole school got involved with Science Week. We had a fantastic visit from The Ministry of Science, who ran sessions for every class on forces and electricity. With the help of some of the smaller children, they demonstrated how a hovercraft works, the difference between static and current electricity (using balloons and a plasma ball) and how charges can attract or repel objects. With the older children they investigated the power of an airzooka to knock down plastic cups, how immensely powerful friction can stop paper books from being separated from one another, and how a simple spiral pattern can convince our eyes to shrink a person’s face! The children universally loved it! “It was so awesome and brilliant!” (Marcus, Red Room) “The best!” (Milly, Red Room).
Some of our other activities included making gloop, lemonade, glow in the dark jelly, giant bubbles, periscopes, poo from the past and electrical circuit buzzer games amongst many other things. The Star Room even dissected a heart!
Thank you to the TPN for all their support towards such an excellent week.