National Science Prizes
TTS students reached the National Science and Engineering Competition Finals and came away with two of the top prizes.
For the TTS 2009 Science Fair, students had spent six weeks designing and carrying out an investigation of their choice. Four of the winning teams then submitted their projects for consideration in the National competition in March 2010 and all four were invited to take part withtwo teams - ‘Bacteria Blasters’ and ‘Credit Crunch Creams’ - judged to be in the top five in the Junior (11-14 year old) category.
‘BACTERIA BLASTERS’: THOMAS FOSTER, WILLIAM HUGHES AND JAKE NEEDLE
sound waves graphically, they looked at the characteristic tones of different musical instruments playing the same note.
Bacteria Blasters - William Hughes, Jake Needle and Thomas Foster
investigated the effect of ultra violet radiation on bacteria by
exposing agar plates to a UV lamp.
For their ‘Acid Abominators’ project, Kelly Thompson and Megan Allen looked for the best household product to neutralise stomach acid and cure indigestion.
The Credit Crunch Creams team - Victoria Palin, Charlotte Cadman and Lauren Compton - tested popular sun creams to see which was the most effective.
John Luke Harris, Connor Roberts and Nathan Wilkes investigated the ‘Science of Sound’. Using software that captured and displayed
Science Teacher, Mr Richard Lees, said: “The students had a great time. They presented their projects to judges and the public. Then they took part in a wide variety of activities and saw some of the latest science applications in industry and research. It was an excellent insight into the many career opportunities for science students.”
PICTURED (L-R): NICOLA KENT, CARLA CROOK, CHARLOTTE WESTWOOD, LILY TABERNER, SARAH HULME, LAUREN COMPTON, WILLIAM HUGHES, SEAN GRIFFITHS AND DARIUS WALTON (FRONT)
Students Produce Colourful Art for Severn Hospice
Year 9 students visited Severn Hospice to see the colourful art they had created to brighten
the walls of the new building. Their pictures Sarah Hawthorne from Severn Hospice said: “Staff, volunteers illustrate the changing seasons with Autumn and patients have commented on the beautiful pieces. We
cannot thank the students and staff enough for their generosity.” leaves, flowers and fruit in Spring and Summer.
During a field trip to Barcelona, Year 9 students visited the Croscat Volcano and came across the strange phenomenon of lava bombs.
These volcanic bombs were formed when the volcano erupted and ejected large semi molten pieces of rock which then formed into various aerodynamic shapes as they flew through the air. Kate Coventry is pictured showing her companions one of these bombs.
As well as investigating this amazing volcanic landscape at Garrotxa Natural Park, the students undertook street surveys in Barcelona collecting data to analyse back at School to see whether the area had been affected by the regeneration of the port.
BARCELONA LAVA BOMB
National Science and Engineering Competition