On Tuesday 27th November, Year 7 enjoyed a school trip to Trinity Park. We went there to watch two science presentations with practicals and explanation.
The first half of the show was led by a man called Russell who was very funny. He told us all about his job as an oceanographer. He taught us all about the different types of plankton including cyanoplankton, otherwise known as blue-green algae. He asked up two children to help him with a demonstration of a food chain, and even dressed up as a shrimp!
After a short break, we settled back down into our seats to start watching the second half. The lady (called Dr Suze) was talking about how super powers could become reality by nano-science. Scientists have been developing different ways to make people invisible and lots more. She showed us a practical in which she had a beaker of plain water and then put 3 circular bead-like things made out of hydrogel. Once the beads entered the water, they were indistinguishable from the water in all lights.
In conclusion it was a fascinating day out and we all really enjoyed it. They both really made us all want to learn more about science.
By Phoebe and Florence