We’re off to Warwick castle!!!! And Tig and Ot are really excited!!!!!
It was good, other than the somewhat unhelpful ticket person who had us waiting for 40 minutes because he couldn’t process our card application to be then told that we could just go in and sort it out on the way out by a much more helpful man.
The boys enjoyed seeing the barbican, walking on the ramparts and seeing the towers and King maker exhibition. We popped into the great hall and all enjoyed watching the 2 knights living history demo…..I learned about whitesmiths and that black was the most fashion conscious colour in medieval times!
Had an interesting brainstorm with dh of some stuff it might be interesting to do linked to castles and knights-started off thinking about science question posing and solving and expanded to other stuff-bes ideas were:
investigate the best liquid to soak a torch in to make it burn for the longest
letter from castle butler, King is visiting and they need the best Ginger beer/lemonade recipe for the tasters to test in x weeks
cook needs help to make the most sugar she can dissolve in her jam to make it extra sweet
find out about preserving and look at mould forming on different foods in different places
compare different methods of washing which is best-also could look at old and new methods of stain removal which is best
Best recipes for peppermint tea
What shape/weight/material make a trebuchet shot travel the furthest.
Best surface for a siege tower to travel on
How the length of a flight affects how far an arrow will shoot
Create a model lute with 4 working strings of 4 different pitches
Find best recipe for creating sealing wax
create a tapestry box using the large plastic tapestry material then sewing together-learn half cross stitch.
make seal rings using fimo/stamps/clay
Make candles, find out about how candles would have been made
Added to the obvious making of shields, helmets, swords.
Investigate best material/size to make a windmill turn the fastest or just make them for fun in the garden
Message from doctor/herbalist find the best material to grow herbs in/ best conditions to grow herbs/what is the mystery herb seed.
Cress knot garden
Making puppets to retell a story