Spectacular Science!

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Monteagle School in Dagenham recently celebrated their science week by inviting Martin and Sarah in to provide practical workshops and shows for every class. Here you can see Sarah having fun with bubbles and a Nursery class.
Their science coordinator said, "Our Friday ‘celebration’ assembly was devoted to science and children from each year group took the opportunity to explain what they had been up to. The children had obviously enjoyed a brilliant week, and Sphere Science was a huge factor in that!"

Wakefield SPLATS!

Y10 students from Wakefield High School for Girls and the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School spent three days last week providing science workshops for 340 local Y5 pupils. They spent a day learning a few activities (see above) and then two days teaching them. 
Everyone had a lot of fun and several Y5 pupils decided they now wanted to go to either of the secondary schools when they move up to Y7.

Big Bang!

We were proud to be part of The Big Bang yet again. This year saw our first ever “Completely Chemistry” family event on the Saturday.

We had five different chemistry investigations including: testing fruits for their Vitamin C content; marbling; and seeing how temperature affects a reaction. The explosions made by the latter were very popular indeed!

 Altogether about 2,000 people took part. 

Busy Brighton!

Brighton is an exciting place to be any time but February half term was the amazing Brighton Science Festival. We had a great time at City College with science investigators of all ages trying our miscellany of activities "Science for a Winter Afternoon".  There was a selection of DIY make-and -takes, shows with Sarah, candle mini-workshops with Meg, paper marbling and chromatography with our brilliant volunteers and a family straw tower challenge.  Thank you to everyone who took part!

Bright Sparks In Action!

We were pleased to be involved with the NuGen "Bright Sparks" initiative which was launched last week in Cumbria. The launch day allowed budding Y9 engineers to find out more about this exciting carer path.
Their engineering skills were tested when we asked them to build a self-supporting straw tower (highest was 1.9m) and they also had to see how much electricity they could generate by investigating the design of a model wind turbine.
As you can see, this was so exciting, they even had to have a go while having their lunch!