Footsteps and our Mad Scientists!
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that took place between 11-20 March 2022! The theme for the 2022 British Science Week was ‘Growth’ which is very apt as we watch our children grow in understanding, maturity, communication and friendship. Always looking at every opportunity to get in on the action to enhance our learning, some of our Footsteps sites took the opportunity to get experimental!
Footsteps Farnborough enjoyed introducing the children to magnets as well as some very special new visitors as they looked at life cycles. They were very fortunate to be able to borrow some frogspawn from a very local family (the tadpoles and frogs will be returned) so the children could see the changes up close. It is now starting to change into tadpoles and there is much excitement from the children.
Footsteps Chalfont looked at weather and made rain clouds using shaving foam and food colouring. The children also loved experimenting to make their own rainbows. They drew blocks of colour at each end of the kitchen roll, placed each end into a bowl of water and watched the paper absorb the colours. They marvelled at the magic as the colours met in the middle to form a rainbow. From the sky to the ground, as the children also made their very own volcano! They used a milk bottle and paper mache which was painted. They watched videos to see what they looked like and what happened when they erupted. Then they made their very own eruption’s which was great fun. The children also looked at plants. They learnt how they absorb water to grow. They put some white roses in food colouring and watched as the petals turned different colours.
We love to learn about the how, why and when in the world around us and Science week was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. A big thanks to all the teams for helping to ignite our children’s interest in science!