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Science Christmas Lecture

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Science Christmas Lecture

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Teachers from St Peter’s Science Department treated pupils to their own Christmas Lecture this week, showcasing a series of experiments, explosions and the occasional klaxon.

The Physics Department explored the principle of the Bernoulli Effect, where pupils were covered in toilet roll, blown from across the room via a leaf blower. Pupils also witnessed the spectacle of a fire tornado to understand aerodynamic lift.

MG 0021The Chemistry Department explored the idea non-Newtonian fluids, where a pupil was invited to walk on custard. Finally the Biology department looked at life both large and small, exploring the largest flora and fauna that is, and has been, found on the planet.

Andy Parr, Head of Science Outreach at St Peter’s School, said: “The Science Christmas Lecture is designed to stretch and challenge our pupils, giving them the opportunity to explore principles that aren’t necessarily covered in their curriculum, whilst being inspiring and thought provoking and fun. There was lots of pupil participation in the lecture and many hard-working staff involved preparing and presenting the show. My thanks go to all of them. Enthused by the event, we are already planning next year’s lecture.”