March 2018

1st March 2018

Year 5 children were invited to Ponteland High School to watch a Science Show put on by the students. They came back full of excitement about their morning. Here are some of their comments:


“Today we went to a science show. It was amazing! When we were there they talked a lot about the big bang (which was the creation of the earth). They did examples of the Northern lights, a volcano erupting and more.”


 “Today we went to the Science Show. We travelled on the bus. This bus was different to the swimming bus because it was bigger and fatter – also the seats went back! When we arrived, we walked to the hall of Ponteland High School and were shown our seats (we were in the front row). First they showed us a picture of the earth and a video of how if formed. After that, the experiments started. We got to taste the ice cream (made by hand!). I learned about the Northern Lights and a little experiment about Jelly Babies. The Jelly Baby experiment was my favourite!"


“This morning the Year 5 went to a Science Show at Ponteland High School. First they told us a story about the world, they told us that the core of the earth is hotter than the surface of the sun. Another fact is that the hottest temperature recorded was a whopping 76 degrees Celsius in Death Valley in America. I learned that humans didn’t evolve from monkeys, we evolved from fish then lizards that got more intelligent. Everyone had different shaped skulls also we got bugger brains which made us more intelligent. We saw some students do a demonstration of the Northern Lights using chemicals into a funnel then they put in a Jelly Baby that made it spark different colours.”


“This morning, all the Year 5’s went to Ponteland High School. It was all about the evolution of life ; there were 9 experiments and for all of them we had to wear safety goggles. My favourite experiment was when they put liquid nitrogen in a cup and then put a banana in it and it became as hard as a rock. The banana managed to hammer a nail into a plank of wood. After the Science Show, I was inspired to become a scientist because it looked a really fascinating job to have.”