Today Year 5 became Antarctic explorers and found out what it would be like to visit the Princess Elizabeth Research Station at the South Pole. They found out how scientists use the secrets trapped inside ice cores to tell them what happened in the past and to predict what will happen in the future. Year 5 also read and analysed a poem written especially for this workshop by poet Katrina Porteus and discovered how we can use poetry to communicate scientific facts. Click here to find out more.
After school, families became wind turbine engineers, designing the blades for wind turbines and testing them to see which shape would turn the turbine the quickest. Click here for more information and activities.