Key Stage 3 Scientists displayed and discussed their group topics to a panel of judges and their peers at this year’s science fair.
Year 7 and 8 scientists displayed their Science projects and discussed their work to a panel of judges on Wednesday 5th July as part of the Science Faculty’s science fair. Each science class presented proposed projects to their peers and their science teacher and the winning group worked on their project and displayed it at the science fair. Judges included members of staff, Alumni members and governors. Projects were judged on their numeracy and literacy skills, depth of research and overall presentation. Year 7 and 8 also voted for their favourite project. Students also listened to Dr Dayla Marks, associate professor of public health and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, who talked about her career and the importance of public health in today’s society. The afternoon ended with the awards. In third place was ‘Plastics in the Ocean’, second place was ‘All things Cardiac’ and the winning project was ‘Is food better if it is more expensive?’. This project encompassed a practical tasting session for the judges to see if they could spot the difference between brands for 3 types of food. Their analysis was detailed and they evaluated their work and stated how they would move it forward. All groups received a badge of participation and had a lot of fun during the event.