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STEM Days

Queen Emma have loved partaking in our STEM days this year! A shocking discovery was made, whereby a new planet has been found by NASA and the conditions on the planet suggest life could exit! We read the BBC news article about the planet and had an amazing opportunity to speak to Dr Chetwynd from the Babraham Institute via a zoom assembly. The children asked him many thought provoking questions and used their existing scientific knowledge to suggest what the creature might be like. We then spent the first day, unpicking the news articles and thinking about what type of creature may live on the planet, based on the data we had and our science knowledge. We then worked in groups to design the creature. During the second day, we made prototypes of our creatures using junk modelling and presented these to our phases. Each phases selected a winner and these were announced in our whole school assembly. Finally, we evaluated our work by noting the strengths and weaknesses of our prototypes in relations to our scientific knowledge about the creature. We hope our prototypes and findings help contribute to this amazing discovery!