Science Fun at Queen Anne's!

Friday 21st March 2014

This week, pupils and staff have been participating in the variety of events and activities organised by the Science department to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week 2014. Miss Robinson, Second in Science and Teacher of Biology, shares with us a round-up of Science Week at Queen Anne’s:

National Science Week 2014

“On Monday 17 March, we welcomed over 230 Preparatory school students to Queen Anne’s to celebrate Science Week 2014. Professor Ian Dunne presented his ‘Science Magic…..Magic Science’ show, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Following this, there was a hotly contested quiz, which tested the student’s science knowledge and ability to answer questions under pressure. The event was a great success and we have received many emails of thanks.  Some have even said that they can’t wait to come back next year! Our very own Queen Anne’s students also had the opportunity to see the wonderful show and went away with smiles on their faces and new scientific knowledge on board.

On Tuesday, the three Science departments braved the wind and rain to set up some science busking stalls in the quad. Despite the nasty weather and the subsequent need to head into the Science centre, we still drew a large crowd of interested participants. Activities included: the foam of death, woodlice roulette, smoke rings, dog training and much more!

We were delighted to welcome the Foundation Schools’ on Wednesday for a Science Festival with a twist. Each school chose six pupils to take part in the ‘Bunkered’ challenge, which involved a day full of activities and critical thinking. The aim: to try and save some of the population from an approaching asteroid.  All involved thoroughly enjoyed the day and there was certainly a competitive atmosphere in the room. The Queen Anne’s team won the event with the highest score ever in this game and will take their place at the top of the leader board on the Aspire More Able website.  Romily Hayward, 4s, also won the best competitor of the day.

science_week

On Thursday morning, the U4 took part in an inter-house Science quiz. This was another hotly contested event which saw Wisdome House win after a close fought contest.  The poster competition was also launched and we look forward to receiving these entries and submitting some in to the national competition.

sweetsThe final day of science week involved a science themed sweets and cakes stall. Not only did this raise awareness for Science and Engineering, it also raised some much needed funds for the charity Tutudesks.

Alongside all of these exciting activities, the L5 triple scientists also took part in the Biology challenge. This is a national competition which aims to encourage an interest in Biology beyond the school curriculum and stimulate curiosity in the natural world. We look forward to receiving the results shortly.

This week, the Science department have also installed some cameras to catch organisms at various stages of their life cycles. We have a camera on frog spawn and eagerly await the moment they hatch into tadpoles. We have a newly installed bird box with an internal camera, ready and waiting to house a new family. These two initiatives have been highly interesting, but the hit of the week has to have been the hatching chicks. The eggs arrived in school on Monday morning and the school waited with baited breath for the moment a gorgeous chick would hatch. That moment came on Wednesday morning, when we arrived to seven cute little chicks. Two more came along on Thursday morning to complete the family. The girls have been popping in and out of science all week and I am sure this interest will be maintained until next Friday, when they return to their homes.

National Science Week

It has been a hugely successful week and the Science department would like to thank everyone who has been involved.”

 

 

Written by Miss Robinson, Teacher of Biology, Wisdome Housemistress and L4 Co-ordinator

Please see below for a slideshow of photographs from the week:



 

Recent News

Queen Anne's End of Term Sports News

15 December 2017

A round up of all the sports news from Queen Anne's at the end of the Michaelmas term 2017.
 

Recent News

Distinctions and Merits in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

14 December 2017

In November 2017, over 200 of our girls took part in the UK Computational Thinking Challenge run by Oxford University.
 

Recent News

Mandarin Students take part in the Speaking Mandarin Competition in London

13 December 2017

On Friday 1 December, the Mandarin students from across the Queen Anne's School community travelled to the Victory Services Club in London for the Speaking Mandarin Competition.
 

Recent News

German A Level Students Visit the British Film Institute

11 December 2017

In November, the German A Level students from Queen Anne's went on a trip to the British Film Institute to attend a conference on German Film. 
 

Recent News

Sophie Volunteers at the DSISO European Open Swimming Championships in Paris

08 December 2017

In November, Sophie W (U6) attended the DSISO European Open Swimming Championships in Paris, which was the first synchronised swimming competition that she had taken part in as a coach.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Art Students Attend Foundation Schools' Art Exhibition in Chelsea

06 December 2017

On Tuesday 21 November, the Art Scholars from Queen Anne's attended the Foundation Schools' Art Exhibition Private View at the Tanya Baxter Contemporary in Chelsea.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

04 December 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 27 November.
 

Recent News

The Senior Musicians Bring the House Down at the Senior Concert

01 December 2017

On Tuesday 21 November, the Senior Musicians from Queen Anne's brought the house down with their outstanding performances at the Senior Music Concert held in the School Hall.
 

Recent News

U6 English Students Inspired at Imperial College Study Day

29 November 2017

Dr Bellamy's U6 English A Level class attended an excellent study day at Imperial College, London, hosted by English in Action and focusing specifically on the 'WWI and its Aftermath' examination paper.
 

Recent News

BrainCanDo featured in the Daily Mail

28 November 2017

On Monday 27 November BrainCanDo and its Founder, Julia Harrington, featured in the Daily Mail in an article entitled ‘Tell children the benefits of learning rather than reward results, parents urged’.
 

Next Event

Christmas Holidays

14 December - 08 January 2018

The school will return on Monday 8 January for the start of the Lent Term.