Last Friday, Years 5 and 6 were treated to an exciting Science show at the Discovery Park in Sandwich, organised by The STEM HUB. The children had access to a range of ‘hands-on’ experiences including making medicines using balloons as replica molecules, virtual reality, making clouds from liquid nitrogen – there were plenty of experiments to spark their imagination. The children’s engineering skills were also put to test when they had to build a bridge using paper and string.
Here are some of the comments from the children
At the Big Bang event, I put my head in a cloud of liquid nitrogen. I really enjoyed that because I liked the feeling of the cold on the back of my neck. I also really enjoyed watching photosynthesis in action. Another great one was learning about the big structures of Dreamland and how they stand up. This was fun! (Morgan)
I was very excited by the code cracking stall, which I solved with my fellow classmates. I found Discovery Park exhilarating. (Seren)
I really enjoyed the 3D printer stand where I had to build shapes, layer by layer. I learnt that hard work and patience can take you a long way. It took me 30 minutes to build all 3D shapes, but I never gave up! It was so much fun and very educational at the same time. (Chloe)
My favourite activity was the practice ambulance where we tried to do CPR on a dummy. It made me really interested in biology. Also, the liquid nitrogen was really inspiring and made me interested in Chemistry. I found that nitrogen is the seventh element in the Periodic Table. (Hermione)
I loved our trip to Discovery Park and the liquid nitrogen show. I learnt that when you put gas filled balloon in liquid nitrogen, the gas turns into liquid and the balloon shrinks as liquids take less space than gas. When the balloon was taken out of the liquid nitrogen, the balloon slowly rises as the liquid turns into gas when heated. (Rebecca)