Science workshop at the Institute of Physics
On Tuesday 28th February a group of Year 10 girls went to a science workshop run by the Institute of Physics at King’s College London. The students spent the day carrying out several experiments, from modelling the solar system to making mini rockets.
“It was so much fun taking part in the experiments like using air pressure to increase the size of marshmallows! I learned that physics can lead to a lot of jobs and is more important than you think.” Reem, Year 10
After this the students were placed into mixed school groups where they worked on their presentation skills. This culminated in the students demonstrating their chosen experiment, and explaining the science behind it, to a room full of people.
“It was a really fun day. There was a part where we had to present; at first I didn’t want to talk, but I managed it and this has really helped with my confidence.” Natalie, Year 10
All the girls were brilliant science ambassadors and showed great enthusiasm throughout the day, many of them taking the lead in their groups. The students took a lot from the workshop and are now planning to demonstrate several experiments to younger students during science club. They also plan to hold similar workshops in local primary schools.