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Appliance Of Science

Hornton School is running its first-ever science week, with pupils getting hands-on experience with a host of different experiments.

By the time it ends on Friday 18th March, they will have tried out different substances to see which ones produce the most fantastic fingerprints and gained first-hand experience of the forces of friction, air resistance and buoyancy. They will also have investigated camouflage, stereoscopic vision and surface tension and researched into flood-proof housing as part of a ‘Beat the Flood’ challenge.

Teaching assistant Rachel Cairns will talk to all the classes about her previous career as a forensic scientist, the children will learn how to design their own bee garden and some of them will be going to talk to a real life Vet!

The activities are based on the CREST awards scheme, which inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.