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Smashing science

18 October 2019

Our KS3 Science Club were undertaking some egg-cellent and egg-citing science this week.

Working in teams of five at our popular after-school club, our young scientists were challenged to build a parachute that would safely carry an egg to the ground.

Pupils were given a budget for the purchase of equipment they thought they needed. They also had to use their understanding of balanced and unbalanced forces to design the parachute and holder for the egg, to ensure it would not be crushed once it hit the floor. As the photo shows, their final parachute design was then tested from our King's building.

Congratulations to the winning team of Asadbek, Raven, Miles, Amadi and Galois. Their parachute, consisting of bubble wrap, shredded paper and sellotape, withstood falling from the top of the building to reveal only a partially cracked egg!
KS3 Science Club meets after school, each Tuesday, in H204. Members undertake a different practical experiment every week and work together on a group project. New members are always welcome so interested pupils are invited to come along, after half-term, to take part!

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