30 Jun Scientists Visit The Royal Society Summer Exhibition – Year 10
On Tuesday 30 June, 26 of our most able scientists in Y10 visited the Royal Society Summer Exhibition.
The Summer Science Exhibition is an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK. It featured 22 exhibits from the forefront of innovation and the students had the opportunity to meet the scientists, try some of the hands-on activities and attend an interesting talk on the secret world of crystals.
Here is what they had to say about it…
“Our class had the amazing opportunity to visit the Royal Society. My favourite stand was engineering atoms, where scientists have engineered alloys to change their configuration so they would reform in high temperatures.”
“The trip was amazing! There were plenty of stands that displayed very interesting ideas. My favourite display was the self-healing polymers; it was very cool to see the polymers fix right in front of your eyes”
“I really enjoyed the trip. I learned a lot and liked interacting with the scientists and trying out different experiments. What I enjoyed the most was the 3D virtual world as I had never experienced it before. I also loved playing with the sand topography model [of the ground beneath Stonehenge].”
“I liked learning about all sorts of different things, but the one I found most interesting was a new potential energy source which generates energy in the same way as the sun does and could be generating our electricity in the next 20 years.”