As part of British Science Week, 10-19 March 2017, the Science department took 44 fabulous students from Year 7 to 9 to the Big Bang Science Fair at the Birmingham NEC. We had a fantastic time. We were taken an extraordinary journey through the inside of Gastronaut, Stefan Gates’ digestive system. We watched as he had an endoscopy (camera down his throat), we were able to see the route our food takes through our bodies, from the esophagus (throat) to the anus! We were amazed to see the acid bubbling inside his stomach and to learn why we make noises when we release gas from our bottoms.
We then went on to see how we can help fight Malaria with GSK. We saw the irreversible affect that smoking can have on our lungs.
With Rolls-Royce we identified how to become STEM Super Heroes, we Developed our communication skills taking part in the ‘Whose crew are you?’ Quiz to identify which career crew we were best suited too. We were reminded how valuable our Science Technician Jo Guest is with Technicians make it happen. All in all we had a fabulous time. We are looking forward to next year. Will you be there?
Eloise in Year 9 also gave us a mini review of what she thought of the day…
I didn’t like how there wasn’t enough activities around the stalls and there needed to be more time to go around to look into the engineering and the science of thing.
You can see the pictures that we took on the day in our Flickr album and we also made a youtube video for you to watch, hope you like them.