Year 6 students from Lab_13 at Irchester Primary School got in
touch with us to tell us what they've been up to. Have a look at
The Lab_13 students want to tell you all about the video, so
here they are!
At Lab_13 we, the students, are in charge of our science
learning! For our science week we thought it would be a great time
to introduce the rest of the school to Lab_13. So, we divided
Year 6 into groups and asked them to come up with ideas for
experiments that would help the other years learn. Each Year had a
specific topic like Electricity, Habitats, and Sound. Even
Foundation stage got to come up and have a go at Bubble
Every idea was great and we picked the best ones to show the
students. This is what two of our year 6's had to say about the
experiment they had designed. They also showed these to the guests
of our launch and all the parents who came to see Lab_13 after the
Science Gold Award Prize-giving!
Emily Alderson Year 6
"I decided to do a human circuit that I designed myself. I got a
number of students visiting to hold hands whilst the two end people
held on to a wire connected to a buzzer. You could hear a buzzing
noise coming from the buzzer when every ones hands were connected.
But when someone let go of another person's hand, the buzzing noise
stopped. So what happened was; electricity needs to travel through
flesh and fluid to make a full circuit. If you touch someone's
clothing, it won't buzz because there is no flesh or fluid to
travel through. We made a Human Switch!"
Laura Henson Year 6
"I did an experiment on snail eating habits; I put some snails
in 5 tubs with three different types of leafs in them spiky leafs,
red leafs and some normal green leafs. I found that they won't eat
the red ones because they have a chemical (anthocyanins) in them
that protects them from the sun but also doesn't taste nice. So
they won't eat the spiky ones or the red ones just the normal green
ones. And that's how plants can protect themselves from being
The week was a lot of hard work but we are very glad that
everyone came, enjoyed and learned something new about science! We
hope you enjoy our noisy video!"
Be a scientist!
Have the Lab_13 pupils inspired you to carry out your own
investigation? Have a look at our experiments for some
You can keep up-to-date with Lab_13 by visiting their blog.