Science Week

Science Week

Science week was a tremendous success with all students having some exposure to a variety of activities.  These were:

*The Great Scientific Bake Off.  Well done to all who entered.  We had some amazing entries and were very impressed with the effort made.  After much debate and rigorous judging criteria  we have awarded prizes to the following students; KS3 Herb Bishop, KS4 Liv Calladine and Louisa Maunder, Show Stopper Kieran Boterill.  Students can collect prizes from Miss Shiel in Room 23.

*KS3 ‘Diversity’ Biology Competition.  We had a large number of entries for this national competition.  The quality was fantastic and 5 entries have been selected and sent off to Science Week Headquarters where they will be judged against entries from all over the UK.  Wel done and congratulations to those students.

*Diversity Inspired practical lesson for Year 7 included; Extracting DNA from a Kiwi fruit, Testing for student Supertasters,  Analysing colourings in fizzy pop.

*Year 9 competing in the Biology Challenge run by the Royal Society for Biology.  Students have worked hard to complete two online knowledge quizzes competing against UK schools and colleges.  We are very proud of their commitment and enthusiasm during this uncertain time.  Well done, Year 9.

*Year 8 teamed up with Liverpool John Moore’s University to help scientists tackle deforestation and habitat loss.  Students have been busy tagging footage of endangered and vulnerable spider monkey’s in Central America, which has been captured using drone-mounted thermal-infrared cameras.  More information about the nature of this project can me found here: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/app/uploads/2020/03/British-Science-Week-Spotting-Spider-Monkeys.pdf

Well done to all our students who took part.