Science roadshow goes with a bang!
Published on 21/12/18
Y7 and Y8 enjoy entertaining look at science
The amazing world of science arrived with a bang at Orchard School this month.
David Richardson of the Institute of Physics and Clifton College brought his exciting and hands-on ‘Ever Wondered Why?’ show to the school for Years 7 and 8.
The students were enthralled as he demonstrated the almost unimaginable number of molecules in a glass of water and had everyone amazed by a demonstration of how the brain interprets visual illusions.
This was just the beginning of a breakneck tour of science and included a look at:
· The sheer scale of the universe and the distances of planets from Earth.
· How combustion is used for rockets
· Creation of a mini flame tornado
· Generating smoke rings with airzookas of different sizes.
· The amazing effects of liquid nitrogen
There was also a shock when he exploded a hydrogen balloon, creating a massive bang in the hall.
The session was a chance for students to think about how science works in the world around them, in a fun and interactive way.
Head of Science Faculty Miss Fields said: “David has a real gift for communicating difficult scientific concepts in a way which is immediately understandable and also fun.
“We want to be producing new generations of scientists and a life-long love of the subject begins with curiosity, which David certainly encouraged amongst both year groups.”