The Perse School

Prep pupils visit the Upper for Science Week

28 Mar 2012

Year 6 Prep pupils visited the Upper for a day of science activities during Science Week. The 73 students were split into three groups and they enjoyed activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In Biology students extracted their own DNA to make DNA necklaces and they also produced bracelets based on the DNA sequences of different organisms (the flesh eating microbe and Malayan spitting cobra were particular favourites!). In Chemistry students tested their ability to survive on a desert island by performing a variety of chemical tests on different solutions and deciding which ones they could use. In Physics the students looked at light, refraction and the electromagnetic spectrum and performed a series of experiments to examine the refraction of light. These activities combined with delicious break time snacks and lunch at the Upper had the pupils all in agreement that it had been a fantastic day. The day gave the pupils a flavour of what they can expect when they join the school in September.

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