Out of this world displays by pupils
HOW much do you weigh on Mars? Which is denser olive oil or Fairy liquid? Which element literally melts in your hands? There were some of the research projects budding scientists at Dean Close Prep School investigated over their Easter break.
At the end of last term pupils were invited to investigate a topic, develop an experiment or challenge a hypothesis about an area of science that inspires them. Working individually or in pairs, projects were submitte creating a colourful exhibition of fascinating concepts, which fellow pupils visited over the following days to learn new facts and ideas.
The exhibition was judged by head of science at the prep school Daniel Fraine and head of biology at the senior school Andrew Martin, who said: “The amount of research the girls would have had to do to create this correctly would have been vast. They would have also learnt a great deal along the way. This would certainly make a fun revision tool!”
Mr Fraine said: “We had more entries than ever before and an excellent variety of experiments covering all kinds of different areas of science.
“When parents visited the exhibition it was wonderful to hear them commenting on how well the pupils explained the science behind each of their projects.
“Teaching someone else is a very effective way to learn.”