Budding KS3 scientists presented their experiments at BHGS annual Science Fair
From Physics through to Psychology, an array of budding scientists emerged from BHGS Science Fair. This science flagship event gave Key Stage 3 pupils the opportunity to design/plan and present a science experiment as a team. The hypothesis tested were fascinating: why do onions make you cry; how clean is drinking water; the effectiveness of masks; optical illusions; do Zodiac signs influence behaviour; can life survive on Mars; do toys influence career choices. The winning teams were… 1st: the Genetically Modified Organism experiment (9D); 2nd: The Bacteria Everywhere team (7I); 3rd: How clean is our school (9R). Prizes were also awarded for Literacy, Numeracy and our best budding scientist went to Babara I. for her explanations on her team presentation about Black Holes.
Jessica D (9Au), one of winning team members, tells us why it is such an important event in school.
“It was a fantastic event! We had spent a few weeks preparing our projects and, on the 4th July, we presented them to year 7-10 and the visiting judges. Our presentation looked at genetically modified organisms. We added the Green Fluorescent Protein to the bacteria E.coli and watched it glow! We discussed the implications of the growing field of genetic engineering and concluded that this new technology will help us in the future, to reduce the impact of global warming and help prevent global crises like the recent pandemic. We had waited 2 years to complete and show our work, due to the pandemic, so we were very glad to finally get the chance to show the judges what we had done. We won first prize and the numeracy prize for all our analysis. We all had a great time.”