Slimy times in Room 13 – Materials and Change

Slime in Room 13

Are you amazed by the latest slime obsession? Well, making slime is actually Science! Slime is chemistry!

We experimented to observe and learn more about the process. We wanted to know whether you could make slime without Borate. However, we found that the borate is a key ingredient as it mixes with the PVA glue to make a stretchy substance. The scientific term for this is called cross-linking!

PVA glue is a polymer, it is made up of long, repeated strands. These strands, otherwise known as molecules, flow past each other keeping the glue in a liquid state! When you add the borate to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and is thicker and rubberier like slime!

Adding water is also really important when you’re making slime. Imagine leaving glue out for a period of time, it would go hard and rubbery. The water prevents this from happening.

We also added a dash of food colouring to our experiment to make our slime look a little more aesthetically pleasing!!

Room 6 – making bouncy balls – Materials and Change

     Room 6 were busy mixing pva glue with come flour. Tben mix teaspoon borax in 2 tablespoons water. Mix borax solution into glue and cornflour mixture until it forms a new material a polymer which bonds together when pressed and rolled between hands. Add food colouring while mixing glue and Cornelius to give the ball a colour. Roll and squeeze until it comes together  into a smooth ball. 

Well done everyone!



Planting in Ms. Eaton’s room – Ourselves and Living Things

Different pupils in Ms. Eaton’s room were busy planting bulbs and watching them grow.

Learning about forces in Room 7 – Forces and Energy

The children in Room 7 3rd class did an experiment on Forces and Energy, exploring the effects of friction on different ramp surfaces. They  integrated measuring in Maths  using meter sticks to measure the distance the cars travelled on ramps at varioius heights and with various levels of friction using a variety of ramps with sandpaper, carpet, corrugated cardboard and smooth wooden surfaces. 

Room 5 – Learning about living things – Ourselves and Living Things

Room 5 planted beans and have observed them growing in their classroom.


Learning about materials in Room 12 – Materials and Change

We are learning about natural and manmade materials in Science. Today we made abstract art using materials we found outside or at home. 

Silhouette art in Room 15 – Forces and Energy

With Mr. Lane, the pupils created their own figures using tin foil. Using these figures they were able to shine a torch on one side to create a silhouette. They were learning about shadows and light.

The pupils then sketched the figures onto the paper.

Well done everyone!

Science experiments in Room 15 – Materials and Change

The pupils in Room 15 were learning about acids and bases and were testing different substances.

We used litmus paper to figure out if a substance was an acid or a base and we used the colour scale to find out its pH level.

Rainbows in Room 12 – Forces and Energy

Room 12 were busy in science creating rainbows using light!

Minibeast hunt in Room 15 – Ourselves and Living Things

The pupils were busy finding minibeasts and marking them off their lists.

It was great fun.