Science WeekPosted on 18/03/2019
Last week we celebrated National Science Week at Samuel Ryder Academy! Year 7 explored space in lessons and are continuing to do so into this week. They were also out of lessons in the hall‚ looking at how UV light affects things and building different structures. Year 8 have been making slime with Fab Lab. Year 9 and 10 had a guest lecture about historic space exploration and the future of this fascinating topic. They also built new structures and tested their understanding of physics and Newton's laws with our guest workshops from EDT. There were House events for students and staff to make the best rainbow using acids‚ alkalis and universal indicator. Primary students worked on a huge array of different things for Science Week too‚ looking at masses,weights, floating objects‚ making traffic lights out of acids and alkalis and competing for their houses too. Several other departments have gone cross-curricular with English focusing on science themed books for their reading lessons and MFL incorporating genetics and inheritance for Year 8 in their language lessons. We have had Science themed quizzes sent around to use during registration. Finally‚ Mrs Jarman, Miss Timpson and our wonderful lab technicians took 60 students to the Big Bang event in Birmingham to look at exciting new developments in the worlds of science. Looking at medicine‚ engineering‚ PhD research projects and many other incredible advances in technology that will be utilised by teh wider worlds soon. Thank you to everyone involved in planning it‚ the week has been very successful.