Science events go with a bang

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19/03/2010 by mcmakarolyn

MC&MA (Girls) STEM Club members manning their Big Bang Fair stall

Science students at Manchester Creative and Media Academy (Girls) have been very busy this month.

Several of our students got their own stall at esteemed national Science fair ‘The Big Bang Fair’ in Manchester city centre and there was a trip to Manchester University. Also, as part of National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW), the Science department held an all-day celebration in Brookside Hall (MC&MA Girls) and our laboratories.

Members of the STEM Club manned the Big Bang Fair stall on March 11 and 12 at Manchester Central, displaying work they’ve done with the club and ‘busking’ science to visitors.

Taylor, Kelsey-Leigh, Khizrah and Amina testing out a glass resonating experiment

They were joined by 90 of their fellow students on the 11th. They attended the national Science event alongside six members of staff.

Interactive MC&MA

MC&MA hosted the NSEW event for two Science clubs from Castlebrook High School in Bury, Rivington Primary School in St Helens and Blackstock School on March 17. Over 60 pupils from New Moston Primary School and MC&MA’s (Girls) STEM Club also attended.

Spectacle: Flash Bang show in Brookside Hall (MC&MA Girls)

National Science ambassadors the Education Business Partnership ran various workshops on the day. Also, there was the Flash Bang show, quizzes and a prize giving event.

The Manchester University’s Life Science department hosted a visit from 30 year 10 students on March 15.

Fab Lab

And that’s not everything. On March 19, 10 STEM Club girls will visit the Fab Lab Environmental Design project in Ancoats with five primary school students. They will be taking part in a competition to design wind turbine blades.

The day will be filmed as part of the promotional material for the Fab Lab’s opening on March 23.

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