Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Whizz Pop Bang!

Hi Guys! 

Mollie and Emily here. This week we are getting to explore one of our favourite subjects - SCIENCE!

Did you know it's British Science Week from 10-19 March? 
So we are up for some totally "Awesomely Amazing Science for Kids!"

We have got 2 magazines packed with fun from 

Whizz Pop Bang offer a monthly magazine subscription from just £2.92 per month! The magazines are aimed at 6-11 year olds and are full of cool facts, hands-on experiments, puzzles and fun.

Each magazine has a theme and is packed with activities and information on inspiring scientists.

We received Seaside Special and Spring into Action and we couldn't wait to get our hands on them.

Both these themes are great for us, firstly we are now entering Spring and also we live right by the beach!

Seaside Special is full of facts about sealife, the effects of water motion, the sea and beach habitats. They talk about keeping our beaches clean and we are proud to have received Blue Peter badges for organising a Beach Litter Pick.

They also feature an interview with a Marine Biologist, a lady called Dr Maddalena Bearzi and the "Amazing Life of Jacques Cousteau."

In the latest news section, they welcomed home astronaut Tim Peake who spent 186 days on the ISS (International Space Station - we love looking for this in the night sky when they do a scheduled flyover! You can find out when it's next passing over by visiting the ISS website.)

The Spring into Action edition delves into the Secret Life of Seeds. The first activity on this page challenged us to find out how many seeds we could find in our kitchen - we found 3 different types in the fruit bowl, two types in the veg rack and loads in the tins and jars in the cupboard!

We then learnt about why lambs are born in Spring and some fascinating facts about their wool.

Emily loved reading about Mathematician and scientist Mary Somerville, who was a pioneering champion for Women in Science. She's one cool lady!
She first put forward the theory of another planet in our solar system and soon after that Neptune was discovered!

Whizz Pop Bang puts an emphasis on caring for the environment too, in their Plastic Fantastic feature they share the many uses of plastic but then also talk about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - a huge floating rubbish tip which is 5 times larger than the UK! 

We've really loved learning about science with  and we will be using some of the ideas for our school Science Fair next term. 

The magazine has an "Ask Y?" section where readers can send in their science-related questions and theories and "Y" (the magazine's very own knowledgeable robot) will help to answer them.

A teacher said to us not very long ago, "Never stop discovering. Never stop asking why."

Find out more about Whizz Pop Bang by visiting their website or check them out on Facebook 

So go on, go and ask Y
and enjoy some seriously awesomely amazing science fun!

Mollie and Emily

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