This week, Sacriston Academy participated in Science Week with our pupils getting involved in a range of science-based activities alongside their families.
Our Nursery children had a space-themed morning making moon sand watching what happened when vinegar mixed with 'moon dust'. The children were amazed as they watched water, oil, food colouring and a special ingredient become an amazing lava lamp!
Meanwhile, our Reception children looked at the work of Jane Goodall and found out that she wanted to be a scientist even from a young age. The children then applied some of her observational skills to their own work, studying their new class guests - stick insects and caterpillars.
Our Reception children then welcomed their families into school for a science workshop where everyone investigated how far sneezes travel and how we can stop them from reaching others. The group also practised washing germs off hands and created birds' nests to learn about how they protect eggs.
Year 1 had lots of fun investigating the shape of a bubble with their visitors, making their own bubbles and imagining the kinds of journeys a bubble may go on.
Year 3 continued their classroom learning on the human body by labelling their family members' bones. The children also performed a memorable rap before testing the grown-ups on their knowledge of the skeleton.
Year 6 concluded Science Week with a fantastic afternoon sharing their knowledge of adaptation with their families. The children started off by researching how animals have adapted to polar conditions before inviting their families into school to share their newly-acquired knowledge and create new animals who could survive in arctic conditions.
All our children had a great time and we hope our special visitors did too!