On Wednesday 12 June the whole school visited the catalyst Museum.
When we arrived Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a Forensic workshop. Looking for clues, the children worked together in the Catalyst crime lab. They used a range of forensic techniques including; scene of crime observation, using simple soil analysis, using a microscope to match fibres, testing unknown powders, separating colours using chromatography, lifting and matching fingerprints, constructing an electrical circuit to create a burglar alarm, matching footprints, blood testing and DNA matching.
During the morning, Reception and Year 1 and 2 explored the interactive displays and activities in the museum.
After lunch, all the children visited the observatory at the top of the museum, where they had a great view of Runcorn Bridge and the new Mersey Gateway Bridge.
Later, while the older children explored the rest of the museum, Reception, Year 1 and 2 took part in Explore Your Universe workshop. The children learnt about the planets in our universe. They watched demonstration of how an IR camera, a Van de Graaff generator and a plasma ball worked, which made them think about space and how different and exciting it can be. The children also made constellation telescopes.