National Science & Engineering Week
National Science and Engineering Week
Things to do and visit
Information from: http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/web/
1. Learn about nature’s engineers
Leaf cutter ants, pistol-snapping shrimps and more brilliant engineers!
Check out the website and vote for the best
2. Get your camera and join the ‘What on earth project’
Get an unidentified insect, bird, animal or plant in your local area identified by an expert. Upload a photo of the wildlife you find and get it identified by experts.
Get permission from your parent/guardian and then check out:
3. Enter the national poster competition run by the British Science Association
Something to do on progress review day!!!
Key Stage 3 (age 11-14, school year group: 7 – 9)
Using their imaginations and the theme of the competition, we would like a poster about an endangered plant or animal. We want a picture of the plant/animal along with a paragraph or more describing the plight of the animal. Credit will be given to students who show a good understanding about the different threats that their chosen plant/animal faces, the consequences if it were to become extinct and why biodiversity is important.
Key Stage 4 (age 14-16, School year group: 10-11)
Using their imaginations and the theme of the competition, we would like a poster about an endangered plant or animal. We want a picture of the plant/animal along with a number of paragraphs describing the plight of the animal. Credit will be given to students who show a clear understanding about the different threats that their chosen plant/animal faces, the consequences if it were to become extinct and the affects that the decline in biodiversity will have on mankind and the health of our planet.
To take part, speak to your science teacher and visit: http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/forms/events/organisers/schoolcompetition.asp
The closing date for entries is 11am Friday 19th March to Mr Denby in the Science Office. The entries will then be sent to the British Science Association. They will judge the best researched and scientifically explained poster in each age group and they will award the winning entry, nationally:
A Nintendo DS and game
Family ticket to ZSL London Zoo
WWF Adoption pack for the class
Winning posters will be displayed at
ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
4. Go visit with your family or friends
Always get permission from your parent/guardian first and go as a group
Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Find out how treatments for diseases have changed over time. This year's display explores the history of influenza - how did people understand it in the past, what treatments were used to treat it, and how does this fit with our understanding of today's flu epidemics?
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Discover our changing understanding of the Sun and its affects on the Earth, from the time of Copernicus to the present day. The exhibition features beautiful historic images alongside stunning pictures from the latest spacecraft. Part of the Royal Observatory's Solar Season.
University College London
See how stars are born, live and die. Admire the magic planet, a spherical projection able to reproduce any planet or star with all its motions, colours and landscapes. Play God by building the Universe from the big bang to our days. Hold in your hands rocks older than our own planet. Build a scale model of the solar system. Attend our popular lectures in the majestic Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre. Use some of our telescopes to
look at the sun and the planet Venus (weather permitting). Talk to our young scientists who are studying newly discovered planets around distant stars and the mysteries hidden behind the dark universe.
Detailed programme on www.ucl.ac.uk/youruniverse
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
An exhibition exploring the social life of medical research in Africa. Photographs, objects and artwork evoke both historical and contemporary experiences of research participants, workers and communities. The physical exhibition will be accompanied by a virtual exhibition at http://aab.lshtm.ac.uk