Year 7's Science Adventure
A group of students from Year 7 visited the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham on 30 January, where they had a hands-on experience, getting up close with science exhibits.
They visited the four themed galleries, Air, Earth, Fire and Water and got to see science in action through operating pulley systems, digging with a JCB, exploring a tunnel, raising balls into the air, observing a tornado made of fire and working together in teams to make hot air balloons.
There was so much to spark their imaginations, helping them to learn through investigation and play. When the pupils created the hot air balloons it provoked excellent conversations between the groups. It was great the listen to their in-depth discussions about the advantages and disadvantages about each piece of equipment they had been given to create their hot air balloon.
Gurman D: “This was an experience of a life time! The Water Pavilion was really interactive and you got to play around in water.”
Lily-Rose N-B: “I loved this trip! It was fun as well as informative; there was so much to see and do!”
Riya K: "I enjoyed the whole day by especially the water area because it was interesting to see how much water we used. Also I loved working as a team to make our hot air balloon."
Mrs Weston said: “I really enjoyed the trip because the students were constantly smiling and there was a buzz in the air. Students particularly enjoyed the fire tornado, as it was fascinating to look at; the Water Pavilion, they were able to shoot water at objects and got quite wet; The Big Melt, sparks were flying and and lots of information about the steel works was given.“