Hazel Class had a wonderful afternoon learning about different aspects of Science to help prepare them for life at Secondary school.
Hazel Class had a wonderful afternoon learning about different aspects of Science to help prepare them for life at Secondary school. Students from Westcliff High School for Boys were joined by their teacher Mr Despres to work on different practical Science activities. The students led the activities, which gave Hazel class the chance to ask questions about secondary school and start thinking about what they might like to do when they are older. The class were split into three groups and the children rotated round different activities based on Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
In Chemistry, the children had the opportunity to use a Bunsen burner and to see how different chemicals reacted when put into a lit flame. They saw that different elements turned the flame different colours. They learned about safety and the importance of always wearing goggles if they are near a flame. In Physics, they studied circuits and investigated different ways to build a circuit in order for them to light a bulb. They discussed the flow of current and how the bulb’s brightness would differ in series and parallel circuits. In Biology, they studied cells and used their own cheek cells to produce a sample on a slide which could be studied under a microscope.
The whole afternoon was incredible and it was lovely to see the children so engaged and motivated. I think there are definitely some future scientists amongst the class!