For British Science Week 2022, Leweston School have been busy in the Science block getting creative and exploring new areas of topics with all the students to help encourage a passion for science. British Science Week is all about celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors, to help encourage young students to pursue a career in science.
Head of Science and Chemistry Teacher, Mr Hudson, explored perfumes with Years 9 and 10 on Tuesday morning. The students each made their own scent of perfume, by choosing either vanilla or almond as the base and adding a selection of essential oils such as thyme, orange, jasmine or sandalwood. All students got involved in the process and made unique smelling perfumes, that they could keep on a piece of paper.
Year 7 have been upcycling their plastic bottles from home in their chemistry lessons this week to make their own water powered rockets. Once made the students used a foot pump to build up the air pressure in the bottle until the friction force can no longer contain the pressure, the bung & tubing are forced out and the pressure then acts on the water to eject it from the bottle and send the rocket skywards.
Meanwhile in the Prep school, Prep 6 pupils enjoyed making rockets, exploding Coke and magic colour changing beakers to help celebrate Science week. They are also entering the National poster competition on the theme of growth.