On Wednesday 6th July 2011 thirty Year 10 students accompanied by Mr Pacha, Mr O’Sullivan and Miss Rodgers set off from school at break, destination the Royal Society Science Live Exhibition, London. We travelled by train and tube and walked down The Mall, having a quick glimpse at Buckingham Palace before arriving at the exhibition at 1pm.
The students were given 3 hours to have a look at around 20 exhibitions put on by different schools and universities. Some of the exhibitions included
- An Invisibility stand – where the girls learnt how to use light to make things invisible.
- A trauma science stand – where the girls got to try their hands at laparoscopic surgery
- Bats and Bugs – where the girls used echolocation to find bats and throw bugs at a Velcro human!
- Energy harvest – where the teachers showed off their skills having to harvest as much energy from either a bike, a xylophone and a heat sensor within a minute.
- Bags, Bombs and Guns – a way for the girls to see how x-ray scanners at the airport keep us safe.
There was also a talk on Mapping the Human Brain, which was very interesting and educational, which everyone took a lot from.
We were asked to fill in evaluation forms from the event and the comments from the students were very positive and explained why they enjoyed the event so much.
“The enthusiasm of the people running the stands made me want to find out more”
“The event allowed me to further my knowledge in science”
“The stands were interactive which meant I could really get involved.”
We hope to organise a trip to Science Live again next year.
Mr Pacha, Mr O’Sullivan and Miss Rodgers