Science comes alive - at homePosted: 12th May 2020
Science is alive and bubbling at Magna Carta Primary Academy - even though children are at home.
The school's online science initiative, Snap Crackle and Pop, brings science exploration into pupils’ homes by providing online practical science experiments to try at home.
Each week, two exploration fact sheets are made available online with all the details for families to try out the experiments.
Pupils have become budding scientists and explored various different areas of the topic, including the properties of materials by testing the strength of different shaped columns, molecular properties of oil and water by making lava lamps, exploring the rate at which a solid such as ice turns to water, a liquid and static electricity by making jumping frogs.
Maria Carlisle, Year 2 class teacher at the school in Stansted, said: “The emphasis of Snap Crackle and Pop is to provide opportunities for pupils to be curious and explore the world around them through science.
“Many pupils have taken these opportunities by being enthusiastic scientists and have worked scientifically by observing, comparing and by finding patterns. Quite a few have even formally presented their results!”
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “It has been wonderful to see the efforts many families have gone to to give their children opportunities to take part in this initiative. Not being at school does not mean learning has to stop and our families are testament to this.”