Snap, crackle and pop was on the table for children in Banbury when they were invited to get inspired at an exciting educational science session.
Science sessions from Explorer Dome
With support from Sanctuary Housing, the Sunshine Centre in Bretch Hill played host to Explorer Dome, a South West based mobile science show, which provided a whole host of stimulating demonstrations to over 50 local young people and their parents.
The children were kept entertained with chemistry experiments which explored the unexpected behaviour of bubbles and investigated how they can float, sink, grow, burn and explode.
As well as inspiring children about science, the purpose of the session was to offer the parents some ideas for play activities they could replicate at home, including a bubble tray and making bubble wands out of pipe cleaners.
“Great to see how enthusiastic the children were”
Ben Brown from Explorer Dome, said: “It was a really enjoyable Explorer Dome session and quite different from being in schools. It was great to see how enthusiastic the children were.”
“Feedback from families was excellent”
Tracy Rogers from the Sunshine Centre commented: “The feedback from families was excellent. So many people said they loved everything about the day, but in particular the science, watching the experiments and making the bubbles.”
“Learning while having fun”
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager Kate Winstanley added: “The children were captivated and completely mesmerized with everything that Ben was doing, it was lovely to watch.
“What was great about the session was how it provided children with the opportunity to get really excited about science – they were learning while having fun but without really realising it.”
Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund
This event was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.