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University of Oxford Primary Science Day

On Thursday 27th June, selected children from Years Five and Six were taken to The University of Oxford for the day. We set off very early and after quite a long journey we arrived at the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory.  On the way, we stopped off for a quick photograph in front of Christchurch College.

The children then joined a talk by one of the Phd. Students who is working on Coral Reefs and has spent his time carrying out research in the Pacific Ocean and The Great Barrier Reef.  What a job eh?  

Next, the children went into one of the Teaching Labs where they investigated densities of liquids, carrying out an experiment to create a 'rainbow' in a test tube. 

After break the children went back into the Teaching Lab to do some 'Material Chemistry' where they tested the properties of their own slime.  After some very puzzling maths problems, we all had lunch.

After lunch, the children entered the Physics Lab and experimented with creating circuits using different conductors.

Lastly, they all headed off to the Chemistry Department Lecture Theatre and were treated to an interactive demonstration of all things 'Chemistry'.  Suffice to say there were a lot of whizzes, bangs, fire, ice and a rather large explosion at the end!  WHAT AN AMAZING DAY!

 

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