11th March 2014
Year 5 have just returned from a fabulous visit to Thinktank, Birmingham’s science museum where once again they were congratulated for their excellent behaviour.
In line with our current Topic - ‘What we can see in the night sky’ we began with a personalised visit to the 360 degree Planetarium. Our guide showed us the sky as it would appear to us later that night over Birmingham if there was no light pollution from the city. The number of stars to be seen were breathtaking and the children saw where to spot Jupiter and Mars.
We soaked up some of the wonderful sunshine in the Science Garden where the children were able to exercise at the same time as investigating such themes as pivots, solar energy, cogs and transportation using the human-sized hamster wheel, a giant weighing station and a ‘pulley me up’ exhibit. It was lots of fun!
You can see lots more photos by clicking on the write up link on the Year 5 page (under Year Groups).