Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths – or STEAM – started at WHS with an appropriate bang in September 2017! Our Scientists in Residence have been showing us a range of new and exciting things. Read more about what we've been up to below and follow STEAM on Twitter to keep up to date with our ongoings...
- At a special launch event for our amazing new STEAM space, Junior girls got embroiled in all sorts of workshops and experiments and enjoyed the watching the dramatic effect of Nitrogen Dioxide rolling down steps and bubbling away. Dr Christie Marr, Deputy Director of the Isaac Newton Institute (and WHS Alumna) spoke passionately about her love of maths and science before joining Mrs Lunnon in opening the new room officially, by setting off a couple of simultaneous and impressive explosions.
- Year 3 have been launching projectiles Into the Woods to get right on target.
- Year 5 and 6 Extreme Engineers attempted the Practical Action Squashed Tomato Challenge, the scenario being the need to help Nepalese farmers get their tomato crop safely down to market at the bottom of a very steep hillside.
- Year 5 explored polar regions and designed ROVs inspired by the R.R.S. Sir David Attenborough.
- Year 2 learnt all about health, exercise and medicine during one of their Science lessons. Scientist in Residence, Seeta, showed them how to measure their heartbeats.