As part of our work for Science Week, Year 3 have been busy collecting space dust! We have been learning how comets are constantly bombarding the earth. These break up as they enter into our atmosphere, leaving millions of fine iron particles that then eventually settle on the ground.
Our eager Year 3 young scientists were keen to put the theory to the test and to so see if we could collect up any of these iron particles. We designed a capturing device, using a plastic cup and a very strong magnet. The plan was to skim the surface of the school grounds, and then a strong magnifier back in the classroom to observe our findings.
The Year 3 Science Week experiment was a huge success! We discovered many minute particles of space dust had been attracted to our magnets. You can find out more about this amazing experiment in the Year 3 video above.