Ruth Perkins from Science Made Simple visited Blackburn Central High School to teach our students how engineers use science to make technology.
Years 9 and 10 took part in ‘A Rough Guide to Engineering’. Discovering how engineers design cars, build structures to survive earthquakes, and how engineering changes lives.
Topics covered included forces and motion, energy and its uses, structures and properties, and new technology.
Year 11 enjoyed a whistle-stop tour of the electromagnetic spectrum; Learning about the invisible world around them, made up of radio waves, microwaves, infrared and ultraviolet light, x-rays, and gamma radiation.
The electromagnetic spectrum, is part of the requirement for Combined Science and Physics GCSE. The show provided a fabulous opportunity for putting the content into real life contexts.
Our students deepened their understanding of the EM spectrum, and how wavelength and frequency are related. They know that white light, visible to the human eye, is just a small part of the spectrum. They now have an awareness of the uses of electromagnetic radiation in every day life, including which forms are dangerous or safe.
Science Made Simple have a passion for science, and shared their enthusiasm with our students. They inspired the next generation of scientists and engineers and engaged our students with STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths).
We’d like to thank the Future U Program for arranging and funding this amazing experience.