Halloween Science Workshop

Yesterday I’d organised a couple of Halloween themed science workshops for the group. They were so popular that I booked two to allow more to take part. I could probably have filled a third too if time had allowed us to squash another in.

Sam while not on top form (doing a good ghost impression), was able to cope with a structured (no running about) short session with the added advantage of being near home.

I had to be there for 1pm because of having the two workshops but Sam kept himself busy with Lego and Kindle and a friend came early deliberately to keep him company until his workshop started at 3.

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The workshops as ever were fantastic.  They were run by a lady I’ve come across in several roles over the years but she’s now running her own outfit Natural Selection Learning.

The session started with feely bags.

20161019_45Then moved on to working round activities.  I have lots of photos of other children (a friend’s 5 yo who I was watching in particular 😉 ) not so many of Sam though so lets see.

Lots of creepy crawlies to explore under microscopes and shine UV light on.
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Skull drawing with chalk on black paper.

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Making up spells by having to identify items such as spider’s legs and dragonfly wings.

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There were also fossils to identify and link to ‘old wives tales’ about them from before people knew what they were.  Plus some bones to handle and read about.  I think the favourite may have been assemble (and disassemble) the skeleton.

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