Girls in nursery this week showed a mixture of excitement and awe as they walked through the door of the science and technology Discovery Lab at Portsmouth High Junior School.
After meeting the Discovery Lab’s permanent resident, Sid the skeleton, the girls settled down for their first experiment of creating lava lamps. They learnt how to use funnels for pouring water and oil and then pipettes for adding food colouring to their bottles. The girls found out how water and oil don’t mix well and were amazed to see how the food colouring made coloured balls once it had moved through the oil layer.
The highlight of the morning was the addition of sodium bicarbonate to the mixture which created a delightful stream of bubbles.
Nursery Leader Clare Mills said “The girls were very excited about coming in to the Discovery Lab today. We have performed a very simple experiment and this is the first step in getting them used to the lessons they will have in here later on as they move through the school. It has been wonderful to see them enjoying a new activity in a different setting”.