Year 5 certainly got stuck into some science in their recent visit to the Secondary Campus!
The day was filled with experiments including how magnesium reacted with acid (and how the hydrogen given off burns with a bang!) and how a food analyst tests different foods for different nutrient groups. Throughout the day, students were keen to measure accurately, record diligently and think hard. The last experiment would have tested even our A level students - how many helium balloons would it take to lift a teddy bear off the ground? No guessing was allowed - instead the Year 5s had to try and work out the lift of one balloon using only sheets of paper and a balance! In the end, it was one group who correctly calculated 22 balloons and off teddy rose into the sky - very reminiscent of a scene from “Up!”
Year 5 student tests some food for the presence of fat.
Many thanks go to the enthusiastic and energetic Year 5s, and of course their teachers. The Science & DT Faculty were also ably assisted by several hardworking Year 12 Science students. Final thanks go to Mr Wright, Mrs Willis, Mr Maruniak and Mr Mullan - all of who were suitably exhausted by the end of the day!
We look forward to seeing the Year 5s again on their annual visit to the DT Department later on in the year.
Faculty Leader for Science and Design Technology