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Dangerous Science of Mining

As part of Science and Engineering week, Y3 and Y4 were visited by the Science Centre to investigate the 'Dangerous Science of Mining'.  There were lots of safety-controlled experiments such as exploding methane gas and exploding custard powder as well as examining how fast and dangerous elevators were and and principles behind the Davy lamp.  Throughout the day, the children also investigated a range of activities to give them further insights into the science and engineering involved with mining such as sieving and filtering different qualities of coal, picking seams of coal (using chocolate biscuits) and engineering feats such as tower supports and so on.  It was an immensely educational and awe-inspiring day.  Why not ask your child what other Science experiments they have seen this week?
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