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Star Trek actor William Shatner (Captain Kirk) flies to space on-board Blue Origin's "New Shepard" rocket on 13th October 2021. He became the oldest person who has flown to space at age 90.

"What you have given me is the most profound experience. I'm so filled with emotion about what just happened. I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can retain what I feel now. I don't want to lose it." - William Shatner

In this week's (14/5/21) school newsletter you will find a link to the lastest issue of OpenUpScience from the Cambridge Science Centre.

This issue is about metamorphosis. It includes instructions for making a butterfly anamograph and a butterfly feeder, as well as various games and puzzles. We hope you enjoy it.

We have also included in the newsletter a link to all the back issues.

The magazine is published every month so look forward to more in future.

Flynn and Molly have been finding out about minibeasts and wanted to observe ladybirds more closely.



You have done lots of research to make your ladybird habitat. Lets us know how you get on with your observations.

Ed has shared his instructions in case any of his classmates in Yr 5 would like to have a go at this experiment with their families.

Be sure to ask an adult to supervise you.

Get one (wine) glass

Add 3cm height veg oil

Then carefully add 1.5cm height water

Approx 10 drops food colour

Finally one fuzzy tablet/effervescant i.e.Alka seltza or vit C

We shone a torch on it too!

- Ed

Thank you Ed that looks amazing!


F. has done quite a few science experiments. He has tried to rip a piece of A4 paper as small as an atom (31 times) he has make marshmallow and spaghetti molecules (CO2 and H2O and had done some amazing chromatography! He learnt about pigments and how different pigments travel at different speeds and how we used the filter paper to separate them out. We have also show how colour food colouring mixes with water quicker when it is warm, rather than cold - because the atoms in the water are moving around quicker. - F.'s Mum

Wow, you have found out so much!