Science Under The Microscope at Upton
From panning for gold to creating chocolate bars and working with robots, children from Upton Juniors in Broadstairs have explored the wonderful world of science.
Year 5 pupils have investigated augmented reality by using a QR code (a quick response scannable matrix barcode) to bring a coloured image to life, and filtered water from the river Stour and evaporated it to be left with the salt before they went on to pan for gold.
They also used coding to create a path for a robot mouse using directions to help them, tempered chocolate and made their own tasty bar with their own toppings, and used Lego and motors to create vehicles in a problem-solving evaluation to see if their models would scale a ramp.
Their challenges were part of the annual nationwide British Science Week and the Upton children visited East Kent College in Broadstairs for those experiences.
They also took part in an engineering day at St Lawrence College in Ramsgate where activities included firing air rockets, a biology challenge, creating egg parachutes, spaghetti towers and water rockets. The visit was completed by a chemical magic show at the end of the day.