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Being inventors

Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 15:30

The week will begin with a workshop from Mad Science, to enthuse and engage the children. Then we will kick start our Inventions theme. We will be looking at famous inventions from around the world - popular and bizarre. Children will be presented with some whacky inventions as starters to lessons. They will generate the questions, using a question stem and then make suggestions to what they are. These will act as a stimulus for them to invent their own contraption. Each year groups will have a different theme (possibly relating to their topic). They will research inventions created, then use these as inspiration to design their own invention, make it and finally present it in a whole school exhibition. Parents will be invited in to work with their children as well as partake in a end of week good work assembly.

General Science, History and Philosophy of Science, Materials Science, Maths, Technology and Transport
Age group: 
5–7 year olds and 7–11 year olds
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