Year 2 enjoyed an action-packed ‘best day ever’ at the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium where they explored all things STEM for their first trip of the academic year.
A rocket workshop kicked off the day’s activities, with Year 2 challenged to work in teams personalising a rocket to get it to go as far as it could when fired. After launching their first model, they were encouraged to reflect on the modifications they could make based on the most successful designs and on the second attempt, some actually flew off the ramp and across the floor!
After a quick pit stop for lunch, the boys got to sit back and gaze in wonder as they were taken on a tour of constellations and the planets in our solar system. The boys were, of course, keen to share their knowledge and learned many new facts too.
Rounding off a thoroughly inspiring day, Year 2 were able to explore the hands on science installations, where they could make lots of noise with activities based around sound and how the body works – there were physical challenges exploring simple physics and a very popular periscope! The boys were also able to pretend to be an astronaut by generating oxygen to help their space ship and attempt to roll planet balls around to explore orbits, amongst other things.
The boys were polite and respectful and all had a fabulous day at the Winchester Science and Planetarium.