This half term the children in Reception have been learning all about Space. We watched Neil Armstrong landing on the Moon, rockets shooting in Space, and how astronauts live in the International Space Station. The topic encouraged lots of scientific discussions and talks about rocket engineering and Space exploration. The children had a go building their own rockets and Mars rovers. They made art, investigated the properties of a space oobleck (Non-Newtonian fluid) and had so much fun building structures with moon sand. We shared books about space together and the children loved “Aliens Love Underpants” and “The Darkest Dark” by the real astronaut Chris Hadfield. The story taught us that without dreams, life is a boring place and we should dream big about who we want to be because if you work and believe hard enough, you might get just want you want!
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Here is the recipe we used for the Non-Newtonian fluid (Oobleck):
- 2 cups of corn flour
- 1 cup of water
- Optional: add a few drops of food colouring- our advice is to add the food colouring to the water.
- mix the water and corn flour together, it takes a bit of effort but it’s worth it! Pour it with a spoon or hit it with your fist to check if the fluid is ready to use.