Our Young scientists together with their Science teachers celebrated Science Week from 16th August to 20th August 2021. An array of activities were planned by Secondary lab technician, Ms Blessing Chikabida, to highlight the different branches of Science.
To start off the week, Mr. Rainer Winkler added a ‘Daily Science Fun Fact’ to the Student Notices which were read out during Form time. At lunchtime, students were treated to ‘Dry Ice’ slushies. It was a hot winter’s day, so these were greatly enjoyed by the students. On Wednesday, students had ‘Oobleck ‘fun. Oobleck is a suspension or a substance that can mimic the qualities of a solid or liquid. These materials are also classified as non -Newtonian fluids. A Newtonian fluid has a constant viscosity, such as water or gasoline. Oobleck derived its name from a book by Dr. Seuss, called Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
Friday was the highlight of Science Week, where students were treated to ice -cream made from liquid nitrogen, fresh cream, vanilla essence, and castor sugar. Mr. Craig Hywood, the Food and Technologies teacher, demonstrated how this was made, much to the delight of the students. Throughout the sessions in the week, music and commentary were provided by Mr. Alistair Cochrane.
There was great excitement amongst the students, and it was a rewarding time for both teachers and students.