Budding Scientists enjoy King’s Hall Science Week!
It was a week of scientific wonder at King’s Hall and Pre-Prep enjoyed having their minds intrigued by the daily experiments that took place across the department.
Last week started with an assembly which focused on some amazing famous scientists who all asked lots of questions to puzzle things out. We read a really beautiful picture book story called, On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne, which inspired us all to remember, “The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
Our aim for the week was for the children to be inspired by making observations about what they saw happening and to ask their own questions to challenge their ideas further. This was definitely achieved with children asking if the ‘skittles experiment’ would achieve the same results with cold water and if the flavour ran out of the sweets along with the colour. All of these hypotheses were further tested for conclusions to be drawn.
The children also learnt that science experiments don’t always work out the way you might expect them to and refinements have to be made to get better results. One Nursery child commented, after an experiment had failed, that perhaps they just needed some ‘magic’; if only it were all that simple!
Year 2 even got to go to the new Science Faculty to see a most impressive experiment led by Mr Hayden, Head of Science ... I am pretty sure I heard their gasps of amazement from my office!
This was a brilliant week, which definitely unveiled some super budding scientists!