Year 6 visit the Centre for Life in Newcastle

On Thursday 22nd February Year 6 visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle to help to develop a love of Science and curiosity about the world.

We had an amazing day which began with a visit to Dino Jaws, an amazing exhibition from the Natural History Museum, featuring life-size animatronic dinosaur heads - including the terrifying T. Rex. Pupils even had the opportunity to see fossilised dinosaur poo!

Year 6 visit the Centre for Life in NewcastleYear 6 visit the Centre for Life in Newcastle

Out of all of the zones, two of the most popular with Year 6 were The Planetarium and the 4D Motion Ride. The Planetarium gave us an amazing opportunity to star gaze and to identify and find out about the different constellations in the night sky. It was so realistic it felt as if you could reach out and touch the stars and planets.

Year 6 visit the Centre for Life in NewcastleYear 6 visit the Centre for Life in Newcastle

We ended our visit with a workshop linked to our Science topic of Evolution and Inheritance. We learned about Darwin's Theory of Evolution and then conducted an experiment based on his studies. We looked at whether the size of beaks on a bird made a difference to their survival and chances of reproducing. This required us to use a lot of our mathematical skills. Our workshop finished by looking at the evolution of human skulls.

Year 6 visit the Centre for Life in Newcastle

Grace M in Year 6 said, “I really enjoyed the school trip. The Planetarium was my favourite because it was interesting to find out facts about the stars and the galaxy. It was the best trip ever!”

Published on Tuesday 6 March 2018 by Mr M Hall.