Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Y6 Science Fair

A group of Year 6 children attended the Primary Science Fair at St Joseph’s School Aldershot. The visit enabled the children to see how science is applied a wide variety of industries. The forensic scientist from the Police Service demonstrated how fingerprints are extracted from scene-of-the-crime evidence using “magna flakes.” The workshop then went on to let pupils sample they own unique finger print design which they examined for loops, arches and whirls.

Carillion construction set a challenge to build a structure with as many squares as possible. The Newport team did very well and won joint first prize for their amazing 33 square chair design.

The Flour Advisory exhibit explained the importance of whole grain food to a healthy diet and how to separate out different grades of flour. Newport pupils were soon very adept at grinding their own flour.

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