Excited by Science

24/03/2014

Science Week is a much anticipated event at JFS and once again has proven to be a tremendous success. We hosted a mobile zoo for Year 7 students who were shown animals that included a Tarantula, a Skunk, a Meerkat and a 20 foot long python called Monty! The students had the opportunity to learn about a variety of animals and to even touch them.
Years 8 and 9 have been developing their engineering skills by designing towers and bridges out of a Metro newspaper and 240cm of masking tape. Some Year 10 and 11 students were privileged to hear Daniel Burt, a JFS Alumnus and current Masters student in Nanotechnology at Leeds University, who delivered an interesting talk on his research.
Every lunchtime, students had a choice of at least two lectures and one demonstration led by Sixth Form students. The lectures were on subjects including Conjoined Twins, the brains of Psychopaths, the Higg’s Boson, Time Travel and Medical Physics. Also included were two lectures on the function of the Heart, Lungs and Kidneys, with live dissections.
Our demonstrations have not disappointed, with experiments on Edible Chemistry like making fizzy ice cream from dry ice to explosive chemistry as well as the magic of reversible reactions.
Our Sixth form students have done us proud, providing immensely engaging and intellectual lectures and equally fun and exciting demonstrations. The audience attendance this year has been excellent with the labs full of students from Years 7 to 13 all eager to learn about Science.