Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Them bones, them bones, them STRONG bones!

What a fantastic time we had at science club today. The session was run by Dr Jude Holloway and Dr Veronica Hollis from Southampton University. We are so very grateful for the time they put into planning this inspiring session which had us captivated from beginning to end. My thanks must also go to Clare, John and Archie, young leaders from Noadswood who were such a help in running the small groups. I think Archie rather enjoyed playing with the clay too!

Today we were thinking about our bones; what makes bones strong and what can make them weak. We investigated bone strength  using chocolate bars, some of which bear a resemblance to the internal structure of our bones! I do not really want to say much more, as it will spoil it for future science clubs! One chocolate bar was much stronger than the others! Take a look at us testing using bags of sand as weights.

Next we looked at the bones in an x-ray of a hand and a leg. Using light-weight air drying dough, we made our own bones. This was such a fun activity and I am just hoping your bones got home in one piece!

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