Year 5 were invited to an exciting Science Day at Kingham Hill School where they had the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of Physics, Chemistry and Biology workshops. Based at the impressive Kingham Hill School science department and led by the staff there, the day was filled with amazing science experiments, demonstrations and activities.
The theme of the day was 'Gases', which the children investigated from physics, chemistry and biological perspectives. In the chemistry lab, the children looked at the properties of different gases, creating oxygen, hydrogen and carbon dioxide in different experiments. They tested the effect of air resistance in the physics labs, making parachutes and created a cartesian diver model. In biology sessions the children were able to investigate lungs with a dissection demonstration and test their own lung capacity.
The day gave the children a fantastic insight into new and fascinating areas of science, a taster of secondary school science and the opportunity to get involved and use a range of exciting apparatus and equipment.
Kingham Hill School were fantastic hosts for the event. A huge 'Thank You' to Anna Thatcher and all the staff at Kingham for offering Year 5 such a fantastic experience which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.