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Baring Primary School

Baring Primary School

Baring Primary School
Linchmere Road
London SE12 0NB
Tel: 020 8857 5637

The exciting curriculum ensures pupils experience a wide range of subjects.
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Science Club

Welcome back to Science Club!

24th Sept: Continuing the learning about Space and the Solar System which Ms. Brewer started with us last week, we learned a little about gravity and the craters on the moon.

We watched a video about Astronaut Chris Hadfield eating pudding!

Here's another video of him making a burrito.  And here he is clearing up!

This is a video of how they sleep in space.

And here's a video of people walking on the moon.

For next week: Can you find out how many people have walked on the moon in total? And when was the last person there? Who were they? Why don't people go back there?

Making Fire! (7 images)

We focused the sun's infrared rays to heat up a tiny point and start our lint smoldering.. and smoking!

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Science Club 20th April 2015 (11 images)

Solar airship.

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Eclipse 2015 (9 images)

Eclipse 2015

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Science Club Weeks 1&2 (25 images)

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8th June 2015  Today we learned about Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and what each means. We learned about Orcas- Killer Whales and the children researched the information below on these apex predators

These are some of the facts we found out:

Orcas are often called killer whales- though they don't attack humans. 

They have the second heaviest brain among marine animals. (Timi)

Orcas eat seals. (Alex)

Some feed only on fish, while others hunt pinnipeds( seals) and evan large whales. (Matilda)

Orcas are very social and live in groups called pods, sometimes up to 40 members. (Tyler)

Killer Whales are regarded as apex predators, lacking natural predators. (Seyi)

A female Killer Whale gives birth every three to ten years. (Mustaqeem)

Orcas are the largest of the dolphins. (Ashvini)

They can be found in warm and cold waters (Dhivana)

Orcas and pilot whales are the only whales who stop being able to have babies before they die. (Kaine)

Killer whales inhabit all oceans of the world. (Samad)

Next to humans, orcas are the most widely distributed mammal. ( Louis)

Orcas are very social animals.

Killer Whales live between 30 and 50 years, and maybe even longer. ( Daba) 

Killer whales have big steering fins. (Milton)

Their teeth can be 4 inches long (10 cms). (Kabishan)

Here are some of the websites we used:

Amazing clip of Orca teamwork in attacking a seal

Whale and Dolphin Conservation

BBC programme on Orcas 

BBC clip of Humpback Whales trying to stop Orca attack 

Fox News video on using a fake orca to get rid of seals!


20th April 2015. Today we took advantage of the nice sunshine to play with a 'solar airship'. (Thank you to Hilary Moore, one of our school Governors for donating this to our Head Teacher!) We felt the hot air expanding inside the balloon, and learned a little about hot air balloons. At the end we checked to see if the sun would heat up the air inside bubbles and make them rise up. Our results were mixed, most of the bubbles went up- but we did have fun!


Well, that was disappointing! We were all ready to go, when... nothing happened. We did notice it got a lot cooler at that time, but the cloud cover meant we couldn't really see the sun being blocked by the moon. Never mind, we can't control the weather. Yet!

BBC news have some good pictures about the eclipse here.    

Here is a link to a live recording of the eclipse taken over the Faroe Islands from a plane.

See photos of the school in the playground at the bottom of this page. 

See these weblinks if you want to know more about the solar eclipse.

This page has a video showing the eclipse in 1999   (Scroll down)

What happens in space during an eclipse

How to watch the eclipse safely

How to make a pinhole projector to watch the eclipse

Some other ways to watch the eclipse safely

16th March. We started by making maps of the local area, then painting a thin layer of a baking soda paste onto the map. This dries until it's almost invisible. You can then give your map to someone who can make your secret trail reappear by putting it in an oven at 150c for two minutes. 

You will need an adult to help you with the oven... I've burnt my fingers and hands several times with ovens, and it is not nice!

9th March: This week we finished our work on how our brain and eyes sometimes don't work as well as we think! We made our own flick book animations, showing how our brain is tricked into seeing a series of still pictures as a moving image. See the youtube clip below for ideas you can try at home. 

Instead of sticky notes you can make a flick book with some staple and some paper. Remember to start at the back!

This week we finished our painting using tea and coffee as dyes. The tanin in the tea and coffee stained paper and you can see some of the results in our gallery below.

We started this weeks work by looking at fingerprints! Budding detectives used chalk to print their fingerprints on glass, then lift it off with some sticky tape- just like the police do!  See gallery for pictures. This webpage has some instructions you can try at home, and this shows what we're starting with next week.