jr. STEM club explore of microscopy

This week at Year8 jr. STEM club it was the exploration of microscopy. Students looked at stomata, salt and copper sulfate crystals. They then investigated the effect of caffeine on the heart rate of Daphnia, a common water flea. ..

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Varndean Women in STEM

Varndean Women in STEM, the STEM dept at Varndean college invited us to an enrichment opportunity yesterday. The aim of the day was to reach out to girls who are perhaps drawn more towards other subjects, but who could be incredibly successful at STEM subjects. Our physic ..

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CREST award update

Following our amazing visit from handmade cosmetic specialists 'Lush' it was time for students to start their own bath bomb project. Week one - students were given the brief and set the challenge of making their own bath bomb. In small teams, they researched what ingredi ..

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Lush launch CREST ‘Bath bomb challenge’ award

It was an exciting week at jr. STEM club as we had an amazing visit from one of the leading companies in handmade cosmetics. Staff from our local ‘Lush’ store in Brighton came in to talk to students about the company, its ethos and how they make their products. Th ..

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Madagascan hissing cockroaches arrive in lab 29

This week at Jr. STEM club students were given the task of finding out about these fascinating insects. Each group were given just an image of the cockroach and had to find out lots of useful information such as their common and scientific name, what they eat/drink, how long  ..

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