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Stormont Visit

Thu, 03/07/2014 (All day)
Stormont Visit

We went to Stormont with a nice big HEdNI group today - a good tour, discussion in the chamber, activity proposing and voting on new legislation.  We had a picnic outside and went to the Mo Molam park afterwards.

Fab Co Op Chemistry Day

Tue, 24/06/2014 (All day)
Making slime
Pop Rockets
North Down Co Op

Great day at the Co Op with lots of Chemistry

- rubber egg (calcium shell dissolved in vinegar)

- making sorbet with a reaction of ice and salt

- making bread- fermentaion

-  making lava lamps 

- making slime

- making models of molecules with plasticine and also a running game making molecule models with our bodies (Water, Methane, hydrogen peroxide, carbon dioxide)

- testing for acids and bases with cabbage water

- making little pop rockets with film canisters and vitamin c tablets


Thu, 19/06/2014 (All day)
Being interviewee

We had a camera crew and reporter from the BBC with us yesterday! We had some friends over and did experiments with rockets (powered by air pressure). Big ones you stamp on and small ones fired from straws. Some crazy jumping on the trampoline too.

The  children found the cameras and the experience very interesting. 

We were too busy to get to making bread so we did that today- stars and knots and little hedgehogs. 

Getting Ready for the Chemistry Fair

Tue, 17/06/2014 (All day)
Getting Ready for the Chemistry Fair

Today we started a few experiments to have them ready for the N. Down Co-Op Chemistry event next week.


- started dissolving an egg shell with vinegar

- made a super saturated sugar solution and started some crystals

- weighed our hands using the water displacement method (just because we got to talking about how the level of the water went up as we added sugar)

- trialed the little pop rockets - two out of three failed twice but the ones that went really went high!

Karate Green Belt

Fri, 30/05/2014 (All day)
Karate Green Belt

Congratulations to Jack for achieving his green belt on Saturday, and to everyone in his club who did their grading.

Playing Science

Sun, 25/05/2014 (All day)
Playing Science

Sunday morning activity experimenting and mixing colours, using scientific equipment like test tubes, flasks and measuring syringes. Food colouring, baking soda, vinegar, oils. Mixing colours, chemical reactions and density.

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