Pupils at Brentwood Pre-Prep were amazed and delighted at how enjoyable learning about Science can be, following an energetic and chaotic visit from ‘Professor Kaos’ in aid of Science Day.
The Professor – armed with an airzooka and foam rocket-launcher – targeted unfortunate Pre-Prep teachers from afar to demonstrate how objects travel through the air. The humorous exercise taught pupils about air resistance, while each pupil also experienced being hit by a ball of air from the Professor’s airzooka.
Taking on broad Scientific themes, then exploring them in detail (with an added dash of fun!) was a fantastic way to engage with pupils. On the subject of air, not only did they learn some basic aerodynamics but also about how air is a gas that fills entire rooms which prevents candles from being blown out from a distance.
Later the same day, the Professor got his young assistants thinking about light; where it comes from and how we see colours. With each pupil wearing a pair of ‘rainbow glasses’, they were able to see how light is formed by many colours while looking oh-so stylish at the same time!
Through each activity, pupils had immense fun, taking away with them an array of valuable scientific knowledge and facts. So was Science Day a successful experiment? That would have to be a conclusive ‘yes’!
To view the photo gallery for Science Day click here.