Last Wednesday the Year 5’s headed off to Scitech for the day. We all enjoyed the time we had and the different activities we experienced. We started our day in the Planetarium and learnt about the Solar System and the universe we are a part of. This links to our science for next term where we will be exploring this topic in further detail.
We then moved straight 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 has (ask them about it!).
After the very informative presentation, we had free time, exploring the range of exciting things Scitech has on offer.
Thinking it was all over, we headed to the feature exhibition – ‘Who Dun It?’ The students were faced with a crime scene, set in a zoo, a security guard had been shot and a prized white rhino had been stolen. They are asked for their help to solve the crime. Armed with a crime file, students had to use forensic science such as finger-printing, chromatography, autopsies, footprints and DNA samples to gather evidence and solve this murder mystery.
Check out the photos below to see how the day went!