Year 8 scientists enjoyed a plethora of science activities at the Science Spectacular event as part of British Science Week
On Friday the 18th March, we had our science lesson in the school hall and our science teachers demonstrated lots of different experiments as well as getting us to participate and compete with each other. We started with a house competition to make the neatest density column using different coloured water and sugar mixes that had different densities. This is an experiment we could do at home. We had one of the schools governors, Professor Adrian Boswood, judging the best column. We saw how to make fake blood and some students also made ice cream but not putting it in the freezer, it went solid when dry ice was added. We had another house competition to test our lung capacity by timing how quickly we could turn a pH indicator from pink to colourless, I came second! We finished the event with some very loud rocket launches, not really rockets but small plastic bottles that had methane and oxygen in them. We all had great fun and learnt a lot about different parts of science as well as gaining lots of house points.