Carville Primary School

Hello Carville! Over the next few years we hope we’ll see you often. We’ll bring you the most fascinating, surprising, and ridiculous things we can think of, and together we’ll explore the world around us. We’ll look at how things work, how they behave, and how you can build things that behave as you want them to.

We also hope you’ll visit us at our base, Think Lab in Northumbria University, where we can go even further in thinking like scientists and engineers.

Below, you’ll find a summary of the things we’ve done with you so far. Click around – you might just spot yourself in one of our galleries.

Carville Primary School website.



15 April: Carville Science Week

What a busy day!

The Botanist with Year 2, the Geologist with Year 4, Tumblewings with Year 3 and a Goat on a Boat with Year 1!

Click the links to find out just what we did!

3rd July: Experimenting With Bubbles

20150703_090933Today we took to the great outdoors to test some bubbles. We experimented with different shapes of bubble wand to see if they had any effect on the shape of the bubbles (…they didn’t). We moved on to making giant bubbles and big clusters of bubbles, appreciating their rainbows, reflections and shadows.

For more information and activities to try at home, see our page on Bubbles.


23 March: a busy day at Carville

Iron meteorite from Chaco, Argentina. One of the 'Campo del Cielo’ fragments first found in 1576.

Iron meteorite from Chaco, Argentina. One of the ‘Campo del Cielo’ fragments first found in 1576.

What an incredible day the Think Physics team has had at Carville Primary!

I spent the morning exploring meteorites with Year 1 and Year 4/5. We held meteorites that were about 4.57 billion years old! Find out more about what we did here.

In the afternoon, Year 5/6 explored their universe. A journey that took them from the very (very) big to the unimaginably small and from the Sun to the Moon and back again. We used an infrared camera to see through solid objects and tested out a particle accelerator which was a hair-raising experience for some!