Redland Green School

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Science Week: Year 8 Visit @Bristol and see Science come to Life!

Science Week at Redland Green kicked off this week and Year 8 took a trip to @Bristol to see science come to life!

The day started off with a glow show, which was a high-energy live show full of colourful demonstrations. Students learnt why things glow in the dark, how fireworks make fabulous colours and how to make objects invisible!

Students also attended a ‘Fossils and Evolution’ workshop. This workshop allowed students to travel back in time to discover what rocks and fossils can tell us about the history of life on Earth. A very practical and interactive session, the students got to see, touch and feel lots of different fossils.

As part of Brain Awareness Week, a group of 15 students also got to attend a special ‘Brain Lab: Thinking Tissue’ session.  The students followed a fictional patient’s brain surgery work, from pre-diagnosis and diagnosis, to sampling the tumour, removal of the tumour and then research post-procedure. They had the opportunity to act like real scientists using real lab equipment such as micropipettes and microscopes. It was a fascinating workshop and the students were dying to get their scrubs on!

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On top of all of this, the students also had free time in which to explore the exhibits around the Centre! It was a very busy day of scientific learning for Year 8. Thank you @Bristol!