Potions, Ice and Fire for Junior Scientists
Pupils from eight local primary and prep schools joined us on Monday for an exciting day of experiments in our annual Junior Science Challenge.
The pupils formed 14 teams to work their way through a series of challenges, helped by our LVI Chemists and Biologists, which started with ‘Potions’, where they had to carry out a series of Chemistry experiments. They then had to produce a poster based on a famous scientist for a competition which would be judged at the end of the day. After lunch the teams moved on to the Physics session where they had to find the fastest ways of cooling hot water and build the tallest possible structure from paper to hold weights. The day finished with ‘Ice and Fire’ which involved some spectacular demonstrations from Mrs Thomas and Mr Moody using liquid nitrogen.
The team named ‘The Neptune Ninjas’ from St Olave’s won the best poster competition with their poster on Marie Curie but it was ‘The Awesome Atoms’ from Archbishop of York’s Church of England Junior School who were crowned overall winners of the day.
The challenge was an important reminder, especially for the visiting girls, to be involved in Science and other STEM subjects. The pupils all conducted themselves excellently throughout the day and were a credit to their schools.