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  • St Vincent's Primary conducts 'Living Bones, Strong Bones' experiment

    Students thoroughly enjoyed participating in this activity. They began by making predictions about how many books 1, 2 and 3 pieces of card could support. It's fair to say they were surprised at how many could actually be supported. They practically emptied the class library! Information was shared and compared and then thoughts turned to the integrity of the data - how could they ensure tests were fair? The agreed solution was to ensure that the same books were used in each experiment and stacked in the same way.

  • St Mary's test their dexterity

    We had to put on 2 pairs of gloves and try to do a puzzle with them on. We picked the 60 piece puzzle. It was really tricky because it took longer to pick up the pieces because of the gloves. It took Theo 11 minutes and 55 seconds to complete it! We were only allowed to help him by telling him which pieces to do next. We were trying to see what it was like for astronauts on the ISS who have to make repairs with their thick gloves on. by Faith

  • St Mary's do the taste test

    Today we did a taste test. Some of the things were tasty, but others were horrible. My favourite taste was the chocolate milk, which tasted sweet, but the cold coffee was disgusting and bitter. I found out that things can taste different in space. By Georgia
    I found out that different tastes like sour and sweet are tasted on different parts of your tongue. By Charlie

  • St Mary's Red Supergiants get physical

    Last week we had a lot of fun completing physical challenges like command crunches, climb a martian mountain and space walk. The hardest to do were the burpees and the sit ups. The easiest was the space walk. I was exhausted by the end of the session!

  • Hydration station

    We held a our second space day at Bishops Nympton on Friday 3rd March which allowed us to share our activities with some of our parents also. We had a great turn out and enjoyed delivering the hydration station element of Mission X. They investigated the importance of staying hydrated; looked at proper hydration and also how to look for signs of dehydration.

    The children especially enjoyed the practical element of making their own simulated urine samples and checking them on the chart. They also liked being able to check their own health throughout the day by relating to the work we had done in class.

    It was a super activity which generated much discussion between both the children and their parents while they worked together.