Science Week started with a bang at BGS. The assemblies throughout the week had pupils from each School demonstrating a huge variety of exciting experiments and activities based on the theme of Colour.
The Boys’ Senior School conducted flame tests with four different metal salts representing the colours of the School Houses, which were lit by the School Captains.
The Boys’ Junior School explained how chromatograms were made. Every pupil in BGS has been able to make a chromatogram which are to be displayed as a Whole School creation on Thursday.
There were plenty of ‘wows’ from the audience as the Girls’ Junior School did a presentation on camouflaged images. The girls created the final PowerPoint to the highest standard.
Pupils from the Infant School entertained the audience with a rap about colour mixing. Students were impressed with the interesting facts and images of the Northern Lights presented to them by the Senior School Girls.
Our budding scientists in EYFS have been getting involved with several experiments this week, from creating clouds and fizzy rainbows to unicorn horns! A huge thank you to Angela from Curiosity Kids who came to Pre-School and Reception to run workshops with the children. The activities were fun and inspiring and have really motivated the pupils to question how things work, the colours all around them and to be creative in their own ways!
The Flash Bang Science Lab which parked up for two days in the playground, enabled all pupils in Years 1 to 5 to don white lab coats and safety googles (as all good scientists wear) to investigate how to create 'lava lamps'. Year 6 pupils also visited the Science labs in both Senior Schools to get a taste of what science entails in Year 7.
To conclude BGS Science Week, all staff and students will celebrate with a non-uniform day and dress in colourful outfits to make a ‘human rainbow’.
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