Science Weeks Goes Off with a Bang!
A historic medical theatre and chemical experiments helped to launch Science Week with a bang at New Line Learning Academy.
On Monday, March 13th, students in Years 7 and 8 had front row seats for a realistic surgery workshop, inspired by techniques used by doctors and scientists many centuries ago. To bring the scene to life, teacher Mrs Holness improvised with a fake patient and animal organs.
Head of Science, Mrs Hatch, said: “The historic surgery theatre was a great way to make the lesson more realistic. The students were really engaged and loved watching the demonstration. The whole week was fantastic. There’s been a real buzz of excitement, which is what the wonderful world of science is all about.”
Other activities held throughout the week included a bee hotel workshop, which saw students build shelters to help protect the flying insects. Year groups also tasted Huel, a nutritionally complete food for humans, watched chemical explosions and enjoyed a trip to the Natural History Museum.
Each lunchtime, students and staff had the opportunity to enter the academy’s Hall of Flame. To take part, entrants had to pull their best expression while a scientist set fire to a pile of bubbles in their hands. Photos of the volunteers were put on display for people to vote for the winner.
You can view more photos from the week in the gallery.