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Year 4 Whizzbanging Potions day

Our new Potions learning project started with a real bang this term. 

Year 4 had a fantastic day learning all about solids, liquids and gasses with Chris Snowden.  He first got the children’s brains warmed up with some really fun brain tricks.  He then made a lava lamp using oils, coloured water and bubbles created using Alka-Seltzer.  It was really groovy.

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The children learned about how dyes are made, using the science of chromatography.  Using special filter paper and felt-tip pens, the children were able to create rainbows of colour that really made us go wow!  The next activity was playing with home made slime that was both a solid and a liquid – something sure to perplex Newton.  Chris also showed us how to blow out a candle using an invisible gas – it was really spooky and fun seeing the candle blow out when he tipped the jug and nothing came out.  How did he do it?

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The end of our Science day was outside as children set off homemade bottle rockets.  The pops really made us jump and was a fantastic way to end a memorable day.

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