Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Science News...

Science and Engineering Week: 18 - 22 March

We have the fun and excitement of Science and Engineering Week coming up! There will be lots of activities this week and leading up to it.

Just to inform you now there is a competition for parents to get involved with. We are looking for the best video - up to 2 minutes long. The video must be of a parent/older sibling telling us how they use STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in their job or life. Entries need to be sent to Ms Bryant through the normal school email address ( Deadline for entries is Tuesday, 19 March. There will be a prize for the winning video.

Other activities happening this week will include a Year 8 project on photography. In maths and science lessons, a Year 7 project competition, Tropical Inc. is bringing in unusual animals, science assemblies, guest speakers for GCSE classes and a whole school quiz.

You will hear more nearer the time but for now…start making your video!!

Ms A Bryant

Teacher of Science

Redland Green Upper Atmosphere Project - The money is in, can you help?

RGS STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Club has received a grant from the Royal Society to send a payload to the edge of space.

We are looking for any help or guidance from anyone who is able to offer assistance or advice on engineering, electronics, computing or aviation.

We intend to send a weather balloon to the edge of space (an altitude of around 37,000m) and record what we see. We intend to record the whole flight and retrieve our module safely using GPS tracking.

This is an ongoing project that we will extend to launching a glider across the Bristol Channel and also an attempt to launch a rocket out of the atmosphere.

If you think you or the company you work for have any skills or resources that could help us with this project, please contact us at (FAO Mr Wilson).

Help put Redland Green School into the national limelight for its work in science!

Mr T Wilson

Teacher of Science