Prep Scientists

As part of our previous Science studies on the weather, different materials and our five senses, we invited Professor JellyBean into our Prep courtyard. 

We arrived at the ‘laboratory’ ready to get involved and learn more.  We took our positions, donned our laboratory coats and slid on our safety glasses. 

Who doesn’t love slime? We investigated the properties of the slime before and after the chemical change. Professor JellyBean guided us to put our slime in the sun ‘to charge’ and imagine our excitement when we discovered that we could view our luminescent slime in the dark! 

How could we make our solar grasshoppers move? We observed our cloudy weather and realised we needed more light to help them jump. With the help of Professor JellyBean’s ultra-torch we got them jumping. We predicted, and experimented with different materials to see what would ‘block’ the light from making our solar grasshoppers jump.  

Thank you Professor Jellybean for the scientific lesson! 

Bec Barraclough, Kristina Diaz, Jacinta Lauder and Kayla McNaught | Prep Teachers