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Irchester News: Spooky surprises at Parents Evening

November 22, 2017

When you go to your school parent’s evening, do you get to try cool experiments? Well, at our school, the Lab_13 tried some crazy creepy experiments! These experiments included: using static electricity to make ghosts fly, making witches eyes light up and trying out spoooooooky sounds!

We asked our fellow committee members what their favourite experiments were, here is Ollie’s answer: “I love the static electricity ghost experiment because it was just like a real ghost soaring through the air like a bat in flight!!”


If you would like to create your own ghosts to scare your friends, listen up!  This is what you will need: Toilet paper or tissue, a balloon and, if you want, a pen.  Firstly, cut the tissue into a triangle shape.  Optionally, turn it upside down and draw a menacing face. Rub the balloon up and down on your top to charge it with static electricity. Then, hover it over one of the paper ghosts. The ghost should fly up and attach to the balloon, if not, try a different top, and rub it for a longer period of time.

Emily: My favourite experiment was the spooky sounds because it was amazing how the sounds changed! There was one end of a length of string tied on to the slinky, and the other end was tied in a loop. Put your fingers through the loops and then in your ears and kick the slinky. The noise when it is bobbing up and down will sound awesome!

Finlay: My favourite experiment was the lighting up witch’s eyes where you had a plastic eye ball with two flat metal rectangles on it. When I put my fingers on the metal it lit up! This happens because we complete the circuit, by being the wire the electricity could go through to connect the battery and light.


Finlay and Emily! (yr 5)

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