Causing a Reaction!
Year 4 spent a great morning at the Cheltenham Science Festival this week. On arrival, they visited the Hartpury Science Hub. They experimented with a thermal camera, experienced riding a horse, they tested their reaction speed and played the drums! The Crucible tent involved a presentation about uncovering the invisible. The scientists discussed many things in our world that we are unable to see such as x-rays, radio waves, heat and gases around us. They did several experiments: making smoke rings, knocking plastic cups off heads using air and looking through a microscope to see microscopic spiders crawling over cheese! They then completed a trail around the gardens based on a variety of animals. Finally they went into the Discover zone. Many companies and universities helped our pupils to complete their own investigations from making circuits, playing with Virual Reality, looking at micro-organisms to cracking codes. A brilliant morning for Year 4!