Topic - Victorian Music Halls
The Victorian Era gave birth to the Music Hall. Some of these can still be found today, including Leeds City Varieties (where Mr Connolly has seen some fantastic acts).
Have a go at the activity below to find out more.
Science - Make your own slime!
Earlier this year we looked at properties of materials and how they can change, test out your knowledge by having a go at the experiment below.
Our favourite kind of slime - all natural, non-toxic and easy to clean up. When it dries to a powder you can simply hoover it up. This science investigation shows children that there are some substances that can act like both a liquid and a solid.
What you will need:
Food colouring (optional)
Put four tbsp cornflour in the dish and slowly add water, a little at a time, until you have a thick liquid. We added a drop or two of blue food colouring, and it was fun to watch the colour marble the mixture and then create a vivid electric blue slime! When you touch the substance firmly with your finger it should be hard to the touch, but if you touch it gently your finger should sink into liquid. This is because you have now created a non-Newtonian fluid, which is the name we give to liquids whose viscosity can change depending on the force exerted on it.