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British Science Week 2017

British Science Week is being celebrated, as it is every year at APS, with a wide variety of activities, experiments and talks, taking place during and after school during the week from Monday 13th through to Friday 17th March.

From using chemistry to make ice cream and dry ice experiments, through to Mr. Nicholl's reverred annual shark talk, there is something for everyone.  Take a look at the activities below and get involved!

DAYTIMEEVENTDESCRIPTIONSTAFFROOMYEAR/S
MON LUNCH Minibeasts Testing the effects of caffeine and alcohol on water fleas! Mr. Hill S10 KS3 First 25 students
Erasmus project Erasmus fusion students prepare for Poland trip! Mr. Hammond & Mr. Marshall S7 10,11,12
AFTER
SCHOOL
Ice Cream Making Can we use Chemistry to make Ice Cream!? – come and find out Ms. Anjorin S20 Y7&8 - First 25 students lining up quietly.
Exploring the Night Sky Demonstrating and using Stellarium to find out about the wonders of space! Mr. Allen S5 First 25 - All pupils welcome
APS fruit drop Using falling fruit to find the acceleration due to Earth’s gravity Mr. Marshall & Mr. Oaks S17 All Y12 and Y13 pupils
TUE LUNCH Physics Olympiad Challenging physics problem solving! Mr. Head S8 Y11
Lunchtime lecture "Help! My nose is killing me!" Rhinos and their perilous plight. Mr. Groom LIBARY All welcome
Chemistry Special Making Esters, Creating a Chemical garden and Rainbow titration! Mr. Johnson & Ms. Anjorin S15 KS3
AFTER
SCHOOL
Alkaseltza Rocket Investigate how to make the best Alka-Seltzer rocket! Mr. Rae S5 KS3 – first 20 students to sign up – see JRA in S13 to sign up
Introduction to electronics Build an astable and a monostable circuit using a 555 timing chip! Mr. Head S8 Maximum 15 students – please sign up with Mr. Head in S08
Biology Olympiad Biology challenge – how much do you know!? Ms. Wilkinson S22 Y9 top set and Y10 triples will do in lesson time – any other Y9&Y10s interested this is your opportunity.
WED LUNCH Poster Competition Get creative and enter the British Science Association’s annual poster competition, on the theme of change! Ms. Salah & Mr. Lyons S7 Y7&8
Charlie Maunder Demonstrations Reactions with group 1 metals – and other exciting chemistry. Charlie Maunder & Mr. Hammond S8 All Pupils welcome
AFTER
SCHOOL
80 Degrees Below Dry ice demonstrations, activities and experiments! Ms. David S10 Y7/8 - first 30 to line up quietly
Investigating owls Using owl pellets and your detective skills to deduce the lifestyle of these nocturnal creatures Mr. Oaks S12 KS3 - first 30 to line up quietly
THUR LUNCH Cloaking devices and Quantum computing Demonstrating how optics are used to solve real world problems! Dr. Alex Clark – Imperial college London LIBARY All
AFTER
SCHOOL
Poster Competition Get creative and enter the British Science Association’s annual poster competition, on the theme of change! Ms. Salah & Mr. Lyons S7 Y7&8
Animal Man Come and meet the mammals, invertebrates and reptiles! Ms. David S10 KS3 - first 30 to line up quietly
FRI LUNCH Lunchtime lecture 16th annual APS shark lecture; Do great whites visit the UK!? Mr. Nicholls 101 Lunchtime All Pupils welcome

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More information on the British Science Association website