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Accidental discoveries

Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 09:00 to Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 15:00

The aim of our Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) activities is to provide pupils with opportunities to investigate the scientific and engineering principles behind a variety of science applications that have been discovered by accident. We also plan to combine this week with our popular and successful ‘Dad’s Day’ that we have run for the last three years. The aim of these days is to encourage more men to become involved in school life. The children at our school will be applying science and engineering principles through practical activities during selected days of the NSEW. These are based on the British Science Association activity pack 'Accidental discoveries'. The project work will develop the children's creativity in investigating and applying scientific knowledge to design and make exciting models. In class pupils will study and research the science and technology behind the models then work in small teams to make them before testing them scientifically. Whilst working on the practical activities children will be organised into small teams. Each team will be mixed ability and be very inclusive. Pupils in our school enjoy working together and supporting each other.

Biodiversity, Chemistry, Earth Science, Engineering, Food, Maths and Nature
Age group: 
7–11 year olds
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