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Inspiring learning during British Science Week

16th Mar 2018

Inspiring learning during British Science Week

Explore, discover, investigate, predict, reason and conclude...these are just a few of the words that have been flying around Wandsworth Prep as we celebrate Science, Maths, Technology and Engineering in partnership with British Science Week.

Through inspiring and dedicated teaching, each class has completed their own scientific learning journey to discover the answers to some of the most interesting science questions. Reception made an astonishing discovery when investigating "What happens to eggs when they are placed in vinegar?". Year 1 looked at "How different fizzy drinks affect our teeth and whether brushing improves this". Year 2 were dedicated to helping their mums and dads who carry heavy shopping by finding out once and for all "Which shopping bag is the strongest?". Then we move onto Year 3 who used the laboratory method of chromatography to understand that burning questions of "Why leaves change colour in Autumn?". Upper School took on a carousel of investigations such as how animals use camouflage, looking at the factors that affect the rate of ice cubes melting and an investigation into factors that can affect a can rolling. As well as this we had insightful and inspiring parent workshops focusing on bird nesting and migration, a personal account about the findings of the affect of rocket launches on seals' hearing as well as discovering how enzymes work.

Aspiring Super Science Ambassadors were selected by each class to judge our poster competition and the five winning entries have been entered into the UK wide competition held by British Science Week. This fantastic week was then rounded off by Wandsworth Prep's Science Fair that showcased the extraordinary learning that has taken place.

Take a quick tour of Wandsworth Prep's Science Fair:

View photos of Science Week.

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