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Entries from December 20th, 2013

Magnificent festive rocket cars sign off a brilliant year!

December 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on Magnificent festive rocket cars sign off a brilliant year! · For pupils, For teachers, Fun Stuff, inventions, new workshops, rockets, science workshops, workshop photos

What a fantastic time I had on Wednesday at the most excellent St Christopher’s primary, where pupils made some super-fast rocket cars to launch across the hall with the ultimate challenge of keeping them on the straight and narrow of our specially made (masking tape 🙂 track. Everyone really got stuck in to create and […]

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China’s moon rover looks like ours!

December 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off on China’s moon rover looks like ours! · Uncategorized

The news that China has sent a rover to the moon called ‘Jade Rabbit’ is certainly welcome to anyone interested in moon science, or indeed anyone running school science workshops such as ourselves. However we can’t help noticing that the rover bears an uncanny resemblance to our own moon rover that pupils control in our […]

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NEW First World War workshop trench model

December 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on NEW First World War workshop trench model · Uncategorized

Hi all! I just thought I’d share this short video on a World War One trench model I am making for my new workshop. It will be ready for 2014 and will include many things already available in my Blitz School WW2 workshop and my Victorian inventions workshop such as a fun interactive timeline; a […]

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