Cleadon Church of England Academy

Science in School

British Science Week is a ten day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. In school we took part in a range of  science based activities. 

Year 1 had a fantastic time creating their own clouds. The shaving foam experiment showed how clouds hold rain and then when they are full release the water droplets.

We also investigated how plants survive in the desert. We worked together to plan our own cactus gardens.

We understand that research is an important part of scientific enquiry.

Year 2 children took part in the "Blubber Glove" experiment. They applied fat and a rubber glove to one hand and then put both hands in cold water. They discovered that the hand with the blubber glove did not get as cold as the other hand. This proved that some Arctic animals carry a layer of fat under their skin to insulate them from the cold.