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Check out these super science websites.
There are some basic chemistry projects that are perfect for kids and Anne Marie Helmenstine has a great list of favourites from lava-filled volcanoes to liquid nitrogen ice cream to slime. Make sure to read the directions first, as some activities will require special ingredients and/or the help of an adult.
No list of science sites for children would be complete without a link to Bill Nye, the Science Guy. His website helps reinforce the lessons learned on his television show with experiments, explanations and a dose of humour as well.
How Stuff Works covers all sorts of interesting topics, but the science section includes space, earth science, life science and even paranormal science. Explore tornadoes, hair coloring, UFOs, radar and lunar landings. The site is geared more towards older audiences—the explanations may be too complex for younger kids—but it is a great resource for families. 
This website educates students on science-related topics in the news. News items—such as the decline of the population of honeybees and how forensic science is used to solve crimes—are explained with kids in mind. 
The site features lots of really cool experiments in biology, chemistry, maths, and engineering.
We all had a great time during our science morning.
Year 5 investigated how many drops of water they could fit on a penny.

Year 2 investigated which type of paper would make the best bag handle in our science morning

We are really enjoying our science topics and our displays look lovely.
Check out these amazing science updates.

Topical science update - it's beginning to look a lot like Mars!

Lots of great links to various Mars information sites. Watch out for the incorrect use of the apostrophe though!!

November's science update - all about the magic of trees.
October's science update: Nobel Prize Special. Celebrating some of the greatest scientific minds of the last 117 years and their contributions to science and society. 

September's Topical Science Update

Featuring: Ocean Clean Up and Wildfires

June's Topical Science Update, including the horror of hay fever.

May's Topical Science Update...featuring:

 

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano and 'Amazing Jumping Spiders'

Plastic awareness - April's science update

Stick Week - some of the amazing work we created.
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The chicks have hatched in reception - what a great way to learn about life cycles.
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Thank you to Tim Harrison from Bristol University for an extremely exciting science assembly!

Science assembly

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Science assembly

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Science assembly

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Rare Giraffe Calf Is Born On Boxing Day At Chester Zoo

A rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf born on Boxing Day at Chester Zoo has been described by keepers as “the best Christmas gift.”

 

  • Falling more than 6ft during birth, the rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf was up on its feet within minutes
  • Rothschild’s giraffes are one of the world’s most endangered mammals with recent estimates suggesting less than 1,600 now remain
  • Loss of habitat and poaching for their meat has driven the subspecies to the very brink of existence
  • Chester’s new arrival gives a welcome boost to the endangered species breeding programme
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Science success with the Primary Science Quality Mark Silver Award
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Have a look at the presentation that highlights our strengths and enabled us to achieve the silver award.

This mammal has the world’s slowest metabolism.

three-toed sloth

There are degrees of slothfulness, even when it comes to sloths. And three-toed sloths may be the most slothful of all, new data show.

Researchers studied two species of sloth in Costa Rica. They measured the rate at which these animals’ bodies operate, converting food to fuel and growth. And this metabolic rate in one species of three-toed sloth was the lowest ever recorded — not just for a sloth, but for any mammal.

'Read And Ride' Aims To Make Students Healthier And Smarter.
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Mercury’s stunning landscape mapped
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Dinosaur Discovery
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Helping hand for chilly owls as cold weather persists.
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Tim Peake

Our questions for Tim Peake

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Sun Science

The Sun is the star at the centre of our Solar System and it affects our lives every day in lots of different ways. Clink on the links below to find out more about our Sun and see pictures taken from NASA's  Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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Science programmes of study
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