Celebrating science at King’s Ely
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Students at King’s Ely took part in a nationwide celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for British Science Week.
The week aims to produce a platform to inspire and support teachers and the public.
Jane Thomas, Vice Principal Academic at King’s Ely Senior, said: “Many of our pupils go on to study STEM subjects at universities both in the UK and overseas so British Science Week was a wonderful opportunity for students and teachers to explore science beyond the curriculum.”
Youngsters in the junior school were given an inside view into the heart and lungs with biologists on hand to explain the structure and function of the vital organs to support the pupils’ learning of the human body and respiration.
Dissection of a sheep pluck (heart and lungs) and a large bull’s heart ended in a hands-on session for those who dared.
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After learning about reversible and irreversible chemical changes, Year 5 pupils put their newly gained scientific skills into action by undertaking an experiment at home by growing their own edible sugar crystals.
Four Junior pupils took part in two chemistry challenges at Cambridge University laboratories.
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Over in King’s Ely Senior, biologists explored the wonder and oddity of the eye and learned how it has evolved in a way that seems backwards and upside down.
This activity provided another opportunity for students to have hands-on experience with eyes to dissect.
Lessons illustrating the importance of oxytocin in a variety of situations, such as mother-infant bonding, and the variety of ways sport science is used to improve a sports person’s performance, were also a favourite with students.