Yesterday, a group of Year 5 and 6 children visited Costello School to take part in a science afternoon.
During the afternoon, they learnt all about electromagnets and were set the challenge of making a paperclip stay upright due to the magnetic pull. They produced magnets using a transformer and wrapping a wire around a steel bar.
As well as this, they also created patterns using iron filings and magnets. All of the children had a fantastic time and are looking forward to taking part in some more science afternoons at Costello.
Below are some quotes from a few of the children:
“It was very interesting and the teachers were able to answer all of our questions about things we didn’t understand.” James R.
“The afternoon was really fun because we got to do things we don’t get to do at primary school. I am really looking forward to science lessons at secondary school!” Megan H-J.
“I enjoyed making an electromagnet out of steel and being able to pick up 50 paperclips!” Thomas Q.