Primary Science Day unveils serious science

Science lessons are Circus-shaped for primary pupils

Pupils from six Chadderton primary schools visited The Radclyffe School for science lessons with a difference.

The pupils experienced practical science lessons in the school’s laboratories. Using red cabbage the children learned how to create an indicator of acids and alkalis. They got ‘hands on’ experience using bunsen burners to heat the cabbage in a proper experiment.

And as an fascinating bonus, Dr Ken Farquar introduced the youngsters to science in the ‘Entertaining Science Circus Show’. Dr Ken will investigate the scientific principles behind circus skills – why jugglers love gravity, how clowns use science to avoid hurting themselves and why unicyclists need to keep moving to stay still.

Assistant Head Teacher Denise Harrison said, “Our primary science day is always a popular and much-enjoyed event. The children were inspired and excited by what’s possible when they come up to secondary school and the chance to see the fantastic facilities we have at the school.”

06 October 2015

Primary science show

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