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Festival Of TomorrowRed Oaks Science fair 2023!

Our science fair is on Friday 19th May - entry forms have gone out (you can also download one here), please complete fully if you would like to enter. All entry forms must be handed in to Miss Wilson or the office by Thursday 27th April and signed by an adult.
Miss Wilson will then go through every entry and select the very best to showcase our incredible scientists at Red Oaks. You will know by Tuesday 2nd May.
You may work on your own or in a group of up to 4 people. Parents or family members can help too!
You must know the science behind your project and be able to talk about it and everyone in the group must participate. The audience will be able to ask you questions about your project which you will need to be able to answer. This is something you will need to do at home with the help of friends or family.
On Friday 19th May you can bring your science fair entry into school to be displayed. Parents/ helpers are welcome to come in and help to set up after 2:15pm.
After school, parents, staff and children will come round to look at the displays and vote for their favourites. The science fair is open to anyone from Year 3 – 6.
The winners of the science fair will get to join Miss Wilson on a trip to the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday 14th July!
Good Luck! Miss Wilson
Science in 60 Seconds!

Congratulations to our winners of the ‘science and 60’ competition

J. in year one
M. in year three
A. in year five

See the winners here...

Next term, to celebrate our love of science and the enormous talent that we have in the school for science, we will be running a ‘Science in 60 Seconds’ video challenge. This will be run as a competition with a winner chosen from Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6.
We would like as many pupils as possible from years 1 to 6 to prepare a one-minute verbal presentation at home, on any aspect of science that grabs their interest or they could choose an inspirational scientist. This will need to be videoed and uploaded to Dojo by Friday 5th March.

Pupils may use props, models and diagrams to support their presentations. Older pupils will be encouraged to learn their scripts by heart (crib notes are permitted). Please help your child to time their presentation to be as close to one minute as possible.
Your child’s class teacher will send these videos over to Miss Wilson who will select a few of the most engaging and informative presentations from each phase to be awarded certificates. The very best will be shared across Red Oaks and Orchid Vale in a cross-school competition.

There will be prizes for these children and for the overall winners, who will be announced on Friday 12th March, during this year’s Science Week, which runs from March 8th - 12th.

We can’t wait to see your amazing videos. Good luck and have fun with science!
Miss Wilson Science Lead

The Festival of Tomorrow

Families are signing up for Swindon’s festival of science, engineering and technology. This is the second year of this festival, and this year will be a virtual festival on 19th and 20th February. This is a free online event, showcasing exciting research set to shape the future. As well as exploring a wide range of activities to try at home, visitors can join an exciting agenda of talks and shows, covering everything from the future of food and medicine to the latest in space exploration and climate change.

Families will be able to visit a virtual discovery zone, and have the opportunity to meet scientists and engineers. Intel will be demonstrating the latest in Artificial Intelligence, Explorer Dome will be offering virtual planetarium sessions throughout the day and there will be live demonstrations on making your own space blanket, or science-inspired art.

To register for your free place click here.

Festival Of Tomorrow
We have some scientists to help us with our learning.
Please email the scientists if you have any questions about science, remember to send the question to the correct scientist.
Click on their links for more and/or visit their website

Works at the Imperial College London where she teaches Physics. She won the Hugh’s Medal for her work in magnetism in 2017
Physics is the natural science that studies matter, its motion and behaviour through space and time, and how it relates to energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves.

  • Weather and seasons
  • Light
  • Forces
  • Magnets
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Earth and Space
You can contact Professor Nobelle Boomrocket on her email if you have any questions about Physics and she will try and help you.

Usually lectures at Oxford University however he is travelling the world looking for new species. He is currently in the Galapagos islands researching The Giant Tortoise, which is at present on the endangered species list.
Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, development and evolution.

  • Animals and their habitats
  • Humans
    • Skeletons
    • Teeth
    • Digestion
    • Reproduction
    • Circulatory system
  • Plants
  • Micro organisms
  • Evolution and inheritance
You can contact Professor Bumbebunce on his email if you have any questions about Biology and he will try and help you.

Lectures at the University of Vienna but spends much of his time on geological dig. At the moment he is in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. Looking at the rock formations.
Chemistry is the scientific discipline involved with elements and compounds composed of atoms, molecules and ions. It involves their properties and how they behave and change.

  • Materials
  • Rocks
  • State of matter
You can contact Professor Von Strudel-Hammer on his email if you have any questions about Chemistry and he will try and help you.

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