Silly science with serious lessons at Holbeach Primary Academy

Pupils enthralled by the Professor Nitrate Show. SG130317-102TW
Pupils enthralled by the Professor Nitrate Show. SG130317-102TW
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A nutty professor guided Holbeach Primary Academy pupils through a series of mad experiments but the fun style of teaching had a serious side.

The school was hosting the Education Group’s Silly Science Workshop, led by Professor Nitrate, who demonstrated some of the elements and forces around us.

Mad experiments included propelling a loo roll with a leaf blower and carrying out a controlled ‘explosion’ by turning fizzy cola into a volcano.

Children learned how the elements work, how molecules bond, and discovered new things about forces such as gravity, thrust and lift.

The workshop was tailored to science in the National Curriculum.

Teaching assistant Alison Larking said: “The children joined in with the activities and they got a lot out of it. It was really fun and informative and the children loved it.”

• See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for more pictures.