Found a great website tonight-although guaranted useless, absurd and ausing! It is one which I will be able to share with the whole school as it is useless, absurd and amusing on so many levels! Great for getting children (and adults) thinking and collaborating, sharing ideas, I think it would be great with activ areana( the two pens at a time business!) as two children could collaborate on an idea together without the tedious passing pen business.
Anyway, it’s http://www.hunkinsexperiments.com/default.htm
The maths experiments will get some great discussion going, some of the science ones will be good lesson starters. Some are more theatre than education, but I believe education should be fun, something memorable should be in each lsson, and this might just have what you (and my school) are looking for!