THE SCHOOLS’ SCIENCE CLUB T
his term we have started our CREST Club for Years 7-9 in collaboration with the British Science Association. The aim of this club is to provide a place
for the students in our school to explore their strengths and skills and apply their knowledge of scientific concepts while developing themselves in logical thinking and teamwork.
We have made toothpaste in the first half term. Students had the opportunity to choose the colours and flavours and they have also designed a logo and advert to promote their product.
CHALLENGE RUN BY IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
he Science and Astronomy Enrichment group have looked at the Hubble Deep
Field image. This was originally thought to be an empty piece of space but we now know it contains about 10,000 galaxies and so around 1,000,000,000,000,000 stars – give or take a couple!
We have also designed our own space missions to other planets and systems and investigated engineering projects such as Bloodhound SSC - a British car that is on schedule to travel at 1,000mph next year.
he Schools’ Challenge is an exciting programme run by Imperial College London,
supported by J. P. Morgan.
The programme helps our ‘STEAMees’ to make informed choices about educational subject options during a crucial time in their lives and equips them with the skills needed to make a successful transition from education to employment.
The students taking part in this hands-on programme, have worked in teams to develop a solution to a real-world challenge, with the aim of making our city a better place to live. Jessica’s Team idea is ‘to create a bag which dissolves in water. This will lower the amount of plastic in our oceans. We are also thinking about connecting the bag to an app which will reward your environmental endeavours.’
The students have been given time to work with their J.P Morgan and Imperial College mentors to develop a prototype and monetise their ideas.
We wish them all the best in the upcoming finals!
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