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Year 5 Science

Today, 5E spent the afternoon at the Gregg School in Southampton, experiencing a science lesson and carrying out some exciting practical experiments. The focus for the afternoon was on elements from the periodic table and the children were full of questions and ideas about what they saw. They were able to make hydrogen and oxygen gases and test for their presence with lit splints. One highlight was the burning of methane bubbles on the back of some children’s hands and the surprise at the heat that was produced in the air, but not on their skin. The other excitement was a demonstration of the explosion of rocket fuel, which linked us back to our previous science topic on space, as we witnessed the power that is used to launch astronauts into orbit. 5G will be visiting the Gregg School next week.

Published on 14/01/2016