Science Week 12th-17th March

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Year 12 and 13 will be having a visit from Bath University Ambassdors who will be bringing the ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ into school so they can experience using cutting edge spectroscopic teachniques. Ambassadors from Bath University will be running a session to consolidate the learning the students have already completed in class so the students get an opportunity to use the equipment.

Biomedical Sciences Talk

Dr Wael Kafienah from the Biomedical Sciences Department of Bristol University will be delivering a talk to our Year 10s on How to regenerate a tissue and build a new organ.

DNA Extraction

As part of Bath Taps In To Science scientists from Bath University will be visiting carrying out DNA extraction on IGNITE day with some Year 9 students who will take home their own DNA in a necklace. The other year 9 students will also carry out a DNA extraction with a team from Bristol University.

What’s in Willow Bark

Have you ever wondered why in ancient times willow bark was chewed? Mr Rutt’s Year 10 class will be investigating what compounds are found in willow bark with willow extract kits.

Bath Bombs

On Wednesday period 6 Mrs Whatley will be providing an opportunity discover the science behind bath bombs where students will be able to make their own bath bombs to take home

The Universe and Beyond

Dr Victoria Scowcroft from the Department of Physics at the University of Bath will give a talk open to all pupils at 3.15pm on Thursday 15th March 2018 in NI.

Her research interests focus on variable stars, which she uses to probe the structure and evolution of nearby galaxies and the Universe as a whole. Her talk will give a history of the use of variable stars to study the expansion rate of the Universe.

Hayesfield Girls’ School Science Fair

Lastly the science department will be hosting their a science fair on Friday 16th March. All students in Years 7 and 8 will be eligible to enter a science fair project and there will be three winners from each class who will have the privilidge of presenting their project at the science fair. The National science week areas areas this year are:

  1. Exploration
  2. Discovery

In the afternoon we will be allowing all year 7 and 8 students to visit the winners. In addition the science staff will be putting on some unusual experiments with the highlight being Mr Attwood’s demonstration with liquid nitrogen.
After school the event is open to all parents as well as any primary school children and their parents.
If you wish to join us then please feel free to drop in from 3.15pm-4.30pm in the Nucleus at Brougham Hayes.

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