Wacky experiments enjoyed by pupils and parents at science day

Wacky experiments enjoyed by pupils and parents at science day

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Amanda Hall

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Wacky experiments enjoyed by pupils and parents at science day

Wacky experiments using nothing but household items formed part of a lively science day at Furze Platt Junior School in Maidenhead.

Attempting to push skewers through balloons and making containers which could fit exactly 386 pieces of popcorn were among the investigations year four pupils took part in.

More than 40 parents and grandparents also joined in the event at the Oaken Grove Road school on Friday.

Pupils tried their hand at a series of small experiments set up around a classroom before sitting down with parents to tackle a set of harder science problems.

The budding scientists were also treated to a talk by staff from health care company Abbott UK, based in the Vanwall Business Park, which organised the day.

Science teacher Karen Hodgetts, who has taught at the school for two years, said: "The children were able to get an insight into what it is like to be a scientist and understand that the job involves more than wearing a white coat and working in a lab."

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