Children designed paper aeroplanes and investigated how different materials react in water during a science day.
Youngsters at Ferney Lee School were arranged into mixed age groups to take part in a total of 15 scientific investigations during the action-packed day.
Activities included creating and observing the effects of static electricity and having a go at some sleuthing by learning about fingerprinting and invisible writing.
Headteacher Pauline Brogan-Hewitt said: “It was a fabulous day.
“The children worked extremely well together and learned a phenomenal amount of science through having fun.
“This is a brilliant example of our creative curriculum.”
Other activities involved making the longest food chain possible and investigating the colour spectrum.
Of particular interest with the children was a scientific workshop about popcorn which proved both educational and tasty.
One pupil said: “I could not believe there was water inside the popcorn and that’s what made it pop. I never knew popcorn was so interesting.”
Pupils in the foundation stage also got involved by making gloop from a corn flour mix.
Children saw the effect of melting different coloured ice cubes together to observe colour mixing. They also had the challenge of keeping a teddy bear dry by providing it with waterproof clothing.
The day ended with a whole school assembly in which children had the opportunity to explain and demonstrate the scientific principles behind the fun events of the day.
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