On 17th March 2016, five Year 5 pupils took part in a special Science morning at Chipping Campden School alongside 7 other schools. When we got there we put on our lab coats and the Physics teacher introduced herself. (By Arron)
First we did a little experiment called the ‘Egg Challenge.’ We were provided with an egg, a piece of card, some bubble wrap, some tin foil, some string, a seat for the egg, some paper straws, a table length of sticky tape and a car for the egg to travel in. The challenge was for the egg to travel down a ramp, without breaking. (By Evie)
The Physics teacher had built a ramp with a cardboard box at the end. Inside the cardboard box there was a device that measured the force that the cart hit the box at. St James and Ebrington School won with a force of 17.7 because the aim was to hit the box with the least force possible. (By Imo)
We found the challenge quite difficult in the 20 minute timeframe, but although we didn’t win, luckily our egg didn’t smash! (By Evie)
Then we came onto the main event. Each school had been asked to prepare a Science presentation on a particular subject to share with other schools. St Catharine’s topic area was SPACE.
Two judges came to judge the presentations and St Catharine’s experiment was about how much a can of coke would weigh under another gravitational force, on another planet. (By Jack)
Our experiment was called ‘Coke in Space’ and it was about the gravitational pull on different planets. (By Lara)
It was really interesting to see all the experiments carried out by the other schools.
Finally the judges announced who won the competition and WE WON! We were all so happy and we received a trophy to keep until next year when we can hopefully win it back. Good luck to the Year 5s for next year!