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Termly Challenges

We have a wonderful science display in school with termly science challenges for all of the children to join in with.
2023/4 CURRENT:
Spring Term 2
Spring Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Autumn Term 1    
2022/23 Summer Spring Autumn 2 Autumn 1  
2021/22 Summer Spring 2 Spring 1 Autumn 2 Autumn 1
2020/21 Summer 2 Summe 1 Spring Autumn 2 Autumn 1

Term 1: Autumn 23: Slime - Instructions here

Hello, I am Mrs Elborn. I am new to Red Oaks and I teach in year 2. I am really excited to be leading science in the school; I love investigating and carrying out experiments as I learn more and more about the amazing world around me.
Here is the term 1 science challenge, one that I thought looks like lots of fun!
Please send your photos and videos to me at, I can’t wait to see them!
Mrs Elborn

Oct 19th: Another super scientist has made slime, very well done! You must have followed the instructions very carefully.

Oct 18th: These super scientists have successfully made slime! Well done - you have both done a super job!

Oct 17th: Two more brilliant scientists have taken on the termly challenge and successfully made slime, well done!

Oct 16th: This super scientist had two attempts at making slime. Attempt two was much stickier than the first go and it was great fun to play with!

Oct 16th:
Picture One: Another two super scientists have thoroughly enjoyed this term's science experiment. They now want to see how slime reacts in space with microgravity!
Picture Two: Well done to these enthusiastic scientists who have made some slime. This slime smelt lovely thanks to the laundry capsules they used! 

Oct 13th: We have some more slime! This scientist spotted that changing the proportions of the ingredients changes the texture of the slime. Well done!

Oct 12th: More slime has been created by this excellent scientist! Very well done for completing our Term 1 Science Challenge!

Oct 12th: Some more super scientists have been busy making slime! What a great job they did, well done! They have been rewarded with 5 house points each!

Oct 10th: Well done to these two keen scientists who have successfully completed this term's challenge and made their very own slime!


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