Scitech Excursion

Last week the Year 5s headed off to Scitech for the day. It was a fun day with lots of exploration and learning! First, we started in the Planetarium and learned about the solar system and the universe we are a part of. This was a great introduction to what we will be learning about next term in science where we will explore our solar system!

We then moved to an exciting show called ‘Things that Glow.’ It was very interesting to discuss the huge assortment of things we can access that gives us light. The students were extra impressed at Ultra Violet (UV) light and the effect it had on some of the clothes we were wearing (ask us about it!).

After this presentation, we had free time, exploring the range of exciting things Scitech has on offer.

For the final part of the day, we headed to the feature exhibition – ‘Who Dun It?’. Students were faced with a crime scene, set in a zoo, where a security guard had been shot and a prized white rhino had been stolen. We were then asked for our help to solve the crime. Armed with a crime file, students used forensic science evidence such as finger-printing, chromatography, autopsies, footprints and DNA samples to gather evidence and solve this mystery.

Check out the photos below to see how the day went!

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7 replies
  1. Edvin
    Edvin says:

    The Planetarium let me discover about the possibilities of life other than the ones you can find on earth. That short video actually made me think of other life most probably existing outside earth!!

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  2. Jaydan
    Jaydan says:

    My favourite part about Scitech was the Planetarium. I liked the Planetarium the most because I learn’t about Alpha Centauri, the closest star to Earth.

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  3. Craig
    Craig says:

    I most enjoyed the free zone part where we got to learn all about different parts of science. My favourite part there was when you put your two finger on the battery plug thing and turn it up and you got electrocuted!!!!

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  4. Sunni
    Sunni says:

    I really, really enjoyed the excursion! I loved the Things That Glow and the Planetarium all up best day ever.

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  5. Holly
    Holly says:

    Mandy-Thank you for letting me come to scitech

    Holly-That was so so so so fun! I loved it. My favourite part was the murder mystery

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  6. Bailey
    Bailey says:

    I had a great time. My favourite part was the planetarium because the seats were laid back and it was fantastic to see all of the solar system and other universes- Bailey.

    It was great to see the photos of the day, it looked like the kids really enjoyed it!- Emma

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