Exploring nappies

October 22, 2019

Science Club looked closely at nappies this week. Some brands of nappy cost three times the price of the supermarket own-brands. But do they absorb 3 times as much liquid? We set about investigating this. We compared how much liquid each type of nappy could hold, by placing the nappies in trays of colourful alien […]

Screeches and squawks

October 16, 2019

This week, Science Club explored how to make some strange sounds from a piece of string and a paper cup. We attached the string to the cup and decorated the cups with different designs. When the string was rubbed with a piece of damp cloth, the vibrations moved up the string to the cup and […]


October 9, 2019

Our first activity in Year 5 Science Club was all about optical illusions and how our brain can be tricked into thinking that things are moving. If we see a set of pictures very quickly one after another, our brain links the pictures together and they appear to be joined. We made a simple toy […]

Science Club 2019-2020

October 7, 2019

Welcome to this year’s Science Club blog. We are just about to start our Science Club sessions and will be sharing some of our activities with you over the next two terms. A reminder to anyone who has not yet handed me back their permission slip – please do so as soon as possible! The […]