British Science Week

13 Mar 2017
Celebrating British Science Week 2017

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) – featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

This national event fits perfectly with the Trust’s campaign for this term which is all about supporting young people to 'grow into the right career'. The event provides a great opportunity to inspire children to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

Below are just a few examples of the great activities that are going on across our academies to celebrate this national event.

Nottingham Academy – Nottingham

Year 2 pupils are learning about chemical reactions using a mock up volcano. The pupils have worked with Year 9 students for this activity and below is a photograph of Amaan and Abid who thoroughly enjoyed teaming up with Carly for the experiment.

Year 2 pupils are also been taking part in hair-raising experiments.....generating static electricity with balloons. You can see more about this on Twitter.

Beacon Primary Academy – Skegness

Year 2 pupils have taken part in a Science Boffin’s session during which they heard about the food chain, a balanced diet and red and white blood cells.

Pupils are also taking part in a horticulture lesson and planting spring flowers with the Eco Centre. You can see more about this on Twitter.

Woodvale Primary Academy – Northampton

Pupils are looking after some very special guests…newly hatched chicks!

To celebrate British Science Week, nursery pupils are learning about biology and growth by looking at how eggs become chicks and then how chicks become hens and cockerels. They are also learning about the differences and similarities between the chicks and what they need in order to survive in comparison to what a child needs.

Next week the children will be able to hold the chicks so they will start thinking about how to keep the chicks safe and handle them with care. You can see more about this on Twitter.

Nottingham Girls Academy - Nottingham

A group of 12 Year 9 students are working together to put on a magic show. Students are working in pairs either presenting or carrying out science experiments. Some of the experiments are as follows:

  • Turning water into wine and back into water again.
  • Disappearing water trip.
  • Setting fire to money which doesn't burn.
  • Fire with no flames.
  • Creating a rainbow of colour from 3 liquids.
  • Re-lighting candle.

For each magic trick they perform, the students will explain the science behind it. They will perform the show to Year 7 students on Monday 20th March. You can see more about this on Twitter.

For more information about British Science Week 2017, click here