A recent trip to the Life Centre in Newcastle sparked excitement across Form 2 as they enjoyed a day of all things science.
Form 2’s very own correspondent, Nancy, tells us about her experience on a day of exploration.
When we first arrived we went into The Curiosity Zone, this was all about interacting with science and doing mini experiments. Then we went into the Science Theatre where we watched a food workshop where we dropped a jelly baby into some heated chemicals and it gave off a lot of smoke and noise. Matilda also ate a mealworm!
We did a workshop on electrical circuits where we made several circuits ourselves, then we learnt about conductors and insulators through a series of experiments. We even made a circuit using us as wires! Afterwards we had lunch and the lights changed colour! Then we went into The Brain Zone where we did lots of fun interactive things to help us understand our brains better. I learnt some interesting facts and enjoyed the optical illusions. Later on we watched a show in the planetarium which was all about why and how we measure different units of time the way we do.
We went on an incredible 4D motion ride about monsters, we even got sprayed with water! Later we went to the gift shop and we all brought things for us and our families. We even saw the Angel of the North on the way there and back.