BAE Systems Science Roadshow
On Wednesday 19th October, all pupils in Year 8 were treated to a Science Roadshow from BAE Systems, in partnership with the RAF and the Royal Navy.
Students learned how engineers and scientists use their understanding of the different kinds of waves to create sophisticated communications systems, optical devices and ships and submarines that can withstand the crushing pressures of the waves in the sea.
The presentation featured demonstrations and activities that helped students understand the similarities and differences between sound, water and light waves. Examples were used from within BAE Systems, the RAF and the Royal Navy, where knowledge of different wave types is exploited by engineers to solve problems.
Students were invited to participate in some of the experiments; they made some strange sounds using unconventional instruments; they also discovered how light waves can actually make objects disappear!
All pupils were keen to participate in the activities and the presenters praised our pupils for being enthusiastic and attentive throughout the show. Well done, Year 8!