British Science Week – Stanton Harcourt School Science Fair
British Science week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.
As part of this exciting event, the children of Stanton Harcourt School are being encouraged to take part in a whole school project which will culminate in our first ever School Science Fair.
During the Easter holidays, the children have been asked to research, design, investigate and create a science project that reflects their interests and enthusiasm for a particular topic. This might relate to something they have really enjoyed in science lessons at school or might be based on something they are really passionate about; it could be anything at all. Completed projects will then be show-cased at our Stanton Science Fair on Friday 20th April (entries will need to be brought in to school no later than Thursday 19th) where the children can share their discoveries and celebrate their learning with everyone.
The main aim of this project is to encourage young people to think of themselves as scientists by exploring science in the world all around us; from their home and schools, to their local area and wider environment. It is also a chance for young people to consider how exploration and discovery can have a positive impact on the future. We also hope that this project encourages parents to learn alongside their children, something we value highly at Stanton Harcourt School.
The children can present their finished projects in any way they wish. It might be as a powerpoint presentation, poster, information leaflet or perhaps even a working model. The children could even make a video of themselves conducting their investigations – the sky’s the limit!
If you are looking for inspiration about the different activities or investigations that could be undertaken, then please see overleaf for links to activity packs, which are full of brilliant ideas. There is also a brief list of the science objectives/topics we have covered/will be covering throughout the school this year.
It would be absolutely fantastic to have as many children as possible taking part in this exciting event so that we can share and celebrate our learning together.
Many thanks for your continued support,
Faye Tingley (Science Coordinator)
Activities – Web links:
Science objectives already/to be covered this year:
What does the weather say?- Explore & make own weather charts, discuss favourite weather.
Grow, Grow, Grow! – Planting seeds, grow beans & cress, write about, observational drawings.
Floating & Sinking -Explore and observe different materials/objects to see if they float or sink.
Visit to the Natural History Museum
KS1 (Years 1&2)
Animals including humans – People and their pets.
Seasonal Changes – Weather and observing what happens when seasons change.
Everyday Materials – Brilliant builders!
Plants – Sow and Grow – Art and nature.
Use of everyday materials – Exploring changes
Habitats & Homes.
KS2 (Years 3-6)
Ourselves & other animals
Materials & their properties
Forces – gravity, air resistance, friction & magnetism.
Evolution & Inheritance.