British Science Week

As part of our celebration of British Science Week 2018 (9th-18th March) , staff and students will be involved in the following range of extra-curricular activities:

  • Elements Challenge (whole school) – to answer questions where the answer is a chemical element, then to find the name of the member of staff who has the corresponding symbol in their ID tag.
  • Physics Equation Challenge (for Y10-11) – to find the staff with each part of a physics equation and then race to assemble the most equations out of the words they have. There is an additional challenge in that some of the equations have numbers allocated, and the equation answer in some cases is Pi. This links with Wednesday 14th March being Pi Day.
  • Dissection Workshops (Y7-8 supported by Y12 Biologists) –pupils can sign up on Tuesday to attend a heart dissection demonstration by Miss McCullough on Thursday lunchtime, and then after school on Thursday they can dissect a heart themselves (this has strictly limited numbers and entry is by ticket only).
  • “Which came first?” Scientific writing challenge (whole school) – pupils can attempt to beat Aristotle and answer the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg. Half an A4 side of paper maximum, to be judged by Dr McGinn. The most scientific answer will win.

There are prizes for all the challenges, including a microscope for the winner of the writing challenge.

Pupils have already started showing their amazing Science skills in lessons on Friday 9th March, with parachute assembly and testing, and also Forces poetry and performance. Video of these is on twitter @ABSscience.

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