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Winchester Science Centre with The University of Southampton

On Tuesday 11th June, 31 Year 8 students were invited to the Winchester Science Centre by The University of Southampton to evaluate their latest exhibit. We were very lucky as we were the only secondary school to be invited.

During the visit we worked with researchers from The University of Southampton to explore why transistors are important for consumer electronic devices, and why we need to make smaller and faster electronic components. We also got to use different chemicals to produce the battery with the highest voltage. There will be two further in-school classroom-based sessions in the Autumn term 2019 to allow us to build on the learning in the session at Winchester Science Centre. There is also the potential to accompany the Transistors Display to the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in Summer 2020.

In the afternoon we got to explore the Winchester Science centre and tried out the rowing simulator, the wheel chair basketball court, examine the journey of our food through our digestive system as well as many other fun and exciting exhibits, models and experiments. Downstairs, there was an exhibition about space and specially a great Lego model showing the movements of the planets in our solar system.

We feel lucky to be the first school to see and interact with the new exhibit and scientists and I look forward to returning in the future as it was a brilliant day.

Written by Lily (V1)