Mrs J Moore
© Bedwell Primary
Over the last three years, over 80 children have completed British Association of Science 'Crest' awards, a nationally recognised award scheme for budding scientists.
Last year, we had two groups, working for two levels of awards, with over 35 children regularly attending the club. Our Year 3/4 'Superstars' group completed 12 exciting activities, including:
- investigating, collecting and comparing fingerprints
- creating some very strange chemical reactions from everyday solids and liquids
- designing paper boats capable of holding over 100 marbles, using just one sheet of A4
- experimenting with different ways of sending messages across the hall, including morse code, semaphore, remote control vehicles and some very complex pulley systems
- building paper bridges capable of supporting over 2kg
- discovering how to separate inks and colourings using chromatography
Meanwhile, our latest batch of Year 5/6 'Megastars' (the next step up), took charge of their own investigations, based around 3 themes: glues, toothpaste and tea. They made and tested some icky (but surprisingly effective) homemade glues, compared the effectiveness of different toothpastes and even designed experiments to find the best tea cup!
This year, we have been working with another group of intrepid would-be scientists, while our existing members will be moving on to the next level, including our first-ever group of 'Young Science Ambassadors' (the top level Crest Award available at Primary School) - speak to Mr Roberts if you'd like to get involved.