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British Science Week 2017

British Science Week 2017 went off with a bang at King’s! Year 9 students were treated to an amazing morning designing and making rollercoasters. Their aim was to make the longest-lasting roller coaster, putting their teamwork skills to the test as they solved various problems including keeping the ball moving and on the track. There were some amazing and creative designs with the winning team managing 20 seconds! On Tuesday 14th March , 8 Year 10 and 11 students were invited to FlyBe to complete workshops with local businesses in the world of STEM. They enjoyed seeing how different companies used technology and learning about the many roles and opportunities in STEM. Although all students were amazing, Chloe Hobday (SMBUP) was highlighted as being very enthusiastic and an all round superstar. On Tuesday lunchtime STEM Club got even bigger! A variety of exciting activities drew a large crowd including a fascinating lamprey dissection and use of the Van de Graaff to make hair stand on end. The freezing liquid nitrogen was definitely the most popular! Finally on Wednesday 15th in the afternoon we hosted our local primary schools. This was another fun-filled afternoon of Science including lots of rockets, ox heart dissections, lava lamps and of course the spectacular liquid nitrogen. Thank you to the Sixth Form Ambassadors and Science staff who were amazing at leading activities, keeping everyone engaged and events running smoothly. Well done everyone!           




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