Year 5 have recently returned from a fabulous visit to Thinktank, Birmingham’s science museum.
The day included working in a real chemistry lab and seeing the skies of Birmingham recreated in the Planetarium. In the Science Garden 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!
There was also plenty of time for the children to freely investigate the hands-on exhibits in many of the galleries – stroking polar bear fur, exploring intestines, being a dentist, choosing chemicals to alter the colour of glass, dressing as an RAF pilot and much more. Lots of learning, lots of fun.