Boffins at Brunel

Friday 30 June 2017

On Monday 19th June, Brunel held its annual Science week . The week was a wonderful success, kicked into action by the Science Boffins team who dazzled the whole school with scientific tricks. That same day, the children at Brunel were replaced by eager scientists, with each scientist keen to learn about a new area of science and hone their investigative skills. Each class chose a topic to explore throughout the week and then share with their parents at the end of the week in our exhibition on Friday.

In Year 1, children spent the week learning about light and dark. Using this scientific knowledge creatively, they created shadows puppets to tell a story. At the top of the school, Year 6 learnt how the brain and central nervous system work. Year 3 completed an ornothological study of birds in the local area. Meanwhile, Year 4 used their knowledge of air resistance and shock absorption to create the perfect space capsule for an egg. Half of Year 5 dissected a heart and learnt how they work, whilst the other half used air resistance to race cars. During the week, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 visited the Science Museum, where they had even more fun with science. 

We look forward to doing it all over again next year.