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Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 09:00 to Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 12:00
Frosterley Community primary School

The aim of the week is to look at energy innovation and invention in our local environment. The children will make an energy chain so that after every activity the children show and consolidate an understanding of where the energy comes from. The week is jammed packed of varied investigations such as making solar ovens, paddle boats and gliders. There will be demonstrations from outside providers such as 'science boffins' and we have an electric car and bike coming to the school grounds. The children will the opportunity to create their own raft and race it. Over the course of the week they will study aspects of electricity, water, wind and solar power using a breath of practical, first hand opportunities. We will focus on four inventors using the smaller investigations as suggested from the invention and innovation resource pack. Finally at the end of the week the children become the inventors and will design their own set of trainers with some guided properties to encourage the integration of the energy sources we have studied.

Environmental Science and Transport
Age group: 
5–7 year olds and 7–11 year olds
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