This week a company called Sublime Science visited Galliard where the whole school participated in some awe-inspiring science workshops.
Year 6 pupils found out about the company and wrote some persuasive letters to Mrs Clifford asking if she could arrange for them to visit our school. Their persuasive techniques were successful and the children have certainly gained a lot from their visit!
Nursery and Reception enjoyed a spectacular assembly where they watched in awe as smoke rings floated across the room and the presenter made elephant’s toothpaste!
“The smoke came out like sonic rings!” (Isa, Butterfly Class)
Year 1 learnt about different types of forces including gravity and observed a tin can being crushed by air pressure. They also looked at spinning forces and made mini tornadoes.
“I liked it when the can got squashed – it was cool!” (Kalina, 1R)
“I liked it when the big ball floated up because I thought it wouldn’t go up because it was too heavy.” (Jaiveer, 1R)
Year 2 observed some chemical changes, had a go at launching rockets and watched a water rocket launch high up into the school grounds.
I liked it when he puffed air inside a bottle and it went really high in the sky!” (Elif, 2K)
Years 3 and 4 were amazed at some chemical reactions that were used as part of a magic trick and also made their own slime.
“It was so fun and amazing – I liked the bit where the water in the cup turned into a solid so it wouldn’t go in the next cup.” (Sophia, 4S)
“The scientist was funny and did magic tricks. It was fun making slime – I’ve always wanted to do make it. It felt like jelly.” (Furkan, 4S)
Years 5 and 6 made sherbet using icing sugar, bicarbonate of soda and citric acid and learnt about the importance of accurately measuring out chemicals to get the correct mix. They also learnt about different types of forces.
“We learnt the names of different forces like centrifugal force and centripetal force and saw how opposing forces act together.” (Kevin, 6M)
"We did an amazing experiment where we enjoyed combining sweet, sour and bitter tastes to make Sherbet, I didn’t know that’s how some sweets were made.” (Leena, 6M)
Thank you to Sublime Science for a memorable couple of days which has sparked the children’s curiosity!