Year 10 enjoy listening to Prof. Jim Al-Khalili, Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE and other eminent scientists at GCSE Science Live
On Friday 3rd March, we went to the Dominion Theatre in London to attend GCSE Science Live. The immersive experience was an opportunity for GCSE pupils to engage with Britain’s leading scientists, science examiners and discover more about the successful careers available for those with a Science GCSE and beyond.
We listened to renowned scientists, academics and famous science programme presenters talk about their work and were given plenty of exam and revision tips. Prof Jim Al-Khalili, who presents a lot of science on TV, talked about whether we could travel into the past and/or the future. He did not say it could never happen, we would just have to travel close to the speed of light! Maggie Aldrin-Pocock MBE, a space scientist, chatted about the stars, planets and just how vast the universe is. Alice Roberts, a biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter and author, showed how she can date skeletal remains, however old they are and Steve Jones, a geneticist, discussed nature versus nurture and how obesity and other conditions can be due to both genetics and environment. It was a really informative day with lots of inspirational science discussions.