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Science Week

The theme for Science Week this year was 'Time' - a fitting theme as it was the 30th anniversary! 

Key Stage 3 began the week by exploring what time is, and whether it really exists - we had lots of interesting discussions thinking about time travel, why time can only move in one direction, and exploring how time and gravity are linked. The students enjoyed exploring a timeline of the Universe, and creating a timeline of the key events in their own lives. 

We then moved on to look at biomagnification and how pollution can build up in a food chain over time. The students enjoyed playing a fun game where they simulated a food chain, and had to play rock, paper, scissors to win their food - at the end of the game we had the big reveal where they found out if they had fallen victim to DDT or not! 

In their following lesson, the students had a lot of fun exploring how to create their own 10 second timer to accurately explore a 10 second interval - we had some really creative designs and the students really enjoyed using ramps, marbles, sand, paper etc to get creative. 


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We finished off the week with working on some posters for the Science Week Competition - these posters are due on the 25th March if students would like to complete these at home and enter the competition - prizes up for grabs include a crystal growing kit, a volcano kit, and a bubbles kit! 

The students also had the opportunity to watch some fun demo experiments including making nylon, elephant's toothpaste and the howling jelly baby!