Archive for March, 2012
We have safety boarded the boat and are on schedule for docking in Larne at 6.30pm, arriving back at school between 7.15 - 7.30pm.
Spme very tired, but happy young scientists will soon be home
We concluded our Science and Engineering Week activities in school with a hard fought Science Quiz. After 4 rounds of Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Space questions we had a winning team whose members included - Emma Stewart, Mary Stevenson, Kirsty McCrory snd Lauren Spence. Well done to everyone who took part. Enjoy your eggs.
Our intrepid young scientists have left Edinburgh and we are currently travelling to the Science Centre in Glasgow.
We will spend a few hours exploring the exhibition and trying the puzzles and activities on offer.
The young scientists have had another full day of fun in Scotland. They visited the Castle, Camera Obscura and Dynamic Earth. However, all this excitement was nothing compared to the highly anticipated ten-pin bowling excursion!
Congratulations to Nicholas J (yr9) and Ryan W (yr8) who achieved a joint high score amongst the young scientists with an impressive score of 75!!
However, Mr McCann put everyone to shame with a score of 109 (guess who’s been practicing). Much to Miss Wells’ dismay Miss Wightman came second among the staff (even with a broken finger).
Another early start awaits us tomorrow with a journey to Glasgow and the Science Centre. Parents should expect some very tired scientists arriving back in Belfast tomorrow night
We have had a fantastic morning at the Castle and Camera Obscura, with lots to look at and discover.
We then travelled to Dynamic Earth for an amazing experience of looking at life on earth by exploring sea, land and space. We visited a volcano, the ice age, the deep sea, the rainforest and then went for a fly through space!
Our young scientists are enjoying their day and the competition for bowling tonight is hotting up
Well done to all those Yr8 students who took part in the Spaghetti Tower competition. Students had just 15mins to build the tallest structure using only 50 lengths of spaghetti and 10 marshmallows. David May 8RS came away with first prize. The runners up team included Emma Stewart 8RS, Lauren Spence 8RS and Hannah Stewart 8RS.
Day two of our scientific adventure is just beginning. We are going first to Edinburgh Castle to soak up some history and see how science has made our lives different nowadays. We then will visit Camera Obscura and learn lots about light and physics.
After lunch we will travel to Dynamic Earth to learn about the changes that happen to our earth and what the future of space exploration might lead to.
Then tonight - the biggest challenge of them all! Who will be victorious in the ten-pin bowling alley (lots of science involved in getting the perfect strike )
As the first day of our adventure draws to a close there are 34 very tired people heading to bed. We have had a long, exciting and fun filled day which finished with an amazing tour of the city with old tales by Adam Lyal, a highway robber who was executed in 1811.
He took us round the old city and told us about witchcraft, and how to spot the witch amongst us, the plague and the law & order that existed in olden days.
Everyone had a great time and we are all looking forward to tomorrow