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Science Newsletter Autumn!

Science Newsletters Are Back!

We will be sharing (with the help of our snazzy, new website) science news and events from in school, the local community and around the world in our newsletters. We will also include science experiments and quizzes that you can do at home. As always, answers to the quiz can be brought to me to be exchanged for a prize!

If you do any exciting science activities at home, please feel free to post your pictures on X using the @palmerscrosssch handle. We would love to see them!

I look forward to seeing your amazing science! Mrs Gormley,  Science Lead 

What did we get up to in the Autumn Term?

Science News

The World’s Largest Active Volcano Erupts For The First Time In 38 Years!

For the first time in decades, Hawaii's Mauna Loa - the largest active volcano in the world – erupted, turning the sky red. Lava was seen flowing out of the northeast side of the volcano, known as the Northeast Rift Zone.

Science at Home - Frozen Bubbles 


·       Golden syrup

·       Washing up liquid

·       A straw (make sure it’s biodegradable)

·       A mixing bowl

·       A smaller bowl


1.Measure 2 tablespoons of water into a bowl.

2.Add an equal amount of washing up liquid and golden syrup and gently stir.

3.Pour some of the mixture into the smaller bowl and use the straw to blow the mixture into bubbles into the smaller bowl.

4.Place in the coldest part of your freezer and wait for 5 to 10 minutes before checking.

5.If it has been snowing or the temperature outside is below freezing, you can blow your bubbles outside onto the grass.

Make sure an adult helps you with experiments!

Science Careers - Oceanographer 

Do you like to learn about animals that live in the sea? Then maybe you could be an oceanographer! Oceanographers study plants and animals that live in the sea. They also look at the ocean environments

and think of ways to protect them.

Science Quiz

1. What is the biggest planet in our solar system?

2. What is the chemical symbol for the element oxygen? 

3. Another name for a tidal wave is a?

4. True or false? Dogs are herbivores.

5. What is the 7th element on the periodic table of elements?

6. What is the name of the long appendage that hangs from an elephant’s face?

7. True or false? DNA is the shortened form of the term ‘Deoxyribonucleic acid’?


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