Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Science Week 2010

Science is taking the school by storm! 

To celebrate National Science and Engineering Week, a number of exciting scientific events and activities are taking place during March 2010 for both Redland Green School and Claremont School. National Science and Engineering Week is a 10 day programme of science, engineering and technology events running from 12 to 21 March across the whole of the UK. This year's theme is 'Earth' in support of International Year of Biodiversity.

On 8 March 2010, Explorer Dome is visiting to do a 'States of Matter' chemistry show for our Year 7 students. To support this, students will be working on a series of projects on crystals provided by the British Science Association.

For Year 8 students, Tropical Inc. is performing their Rain Forest Road Show, which will include lots of live animals!  As it is International Biodiversity Year, which is a Global campaign initiated by the UN, it is really important to raise awareness of biodiversity and we will be doing this through rainforest conservation projects which students will be working on.  Students will also be given the opportunity to work towards awards with the Prince's Rainforests Project.

Year 7 and 8 students can also enter an exciting science competition with some great prizes up for grabs. Their challenge is to produce a research project on a science question of their choice within one of these themes: cells; energy; forces; particles or interdependence.

Year 9 students can take part in a science competition (Impact Alert!), again with some great prizes to be won.  The focus of the project is to find out which is the most dangerous 'near earth object' through computer simulations and practical activities. 

On Wednesday, 17 March, the school is having a 'Celebration of Science Week Evening' from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.  The evening will celebrate and showcase students work completed in science week and the Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 competition entries.  This will include the science work Claremont students have completed.  We are delighted to have Professor Jeremy O'Brien from the University of Bristol as our key note speaker.  Professor O'Brien is a distinguished researcher in the area of Quantum Computing and he recently won the 2009 European Quantum Information Young Investigator Award.

For more information on Science Week, please contact Ms Bott on 0117 353 3200 or info@redlandgreen.bristol.sch.uk