A group of Year 10s visited Stockport Grammar School to compete alongside 10 other schools in a science competition. This annual event aims to inspire and challenge students with a passion for science, giving them the opportunity to use advanced lab equipment to engage in science beyond the curriculum. Each school team was given the name of a famous scientist; our team name was “Feynman” after the Nobel Prize winner and physicist Richard Feynman, widely considered to be the father of nanotechnology.
The students took part in three hour-long challenges, one from each scientific disciple. In Biology, the group investigated the sustainability of the use of antibiotics, looking at the susceptibility of a species of bacteria to a range of antibiotics.
In Chemistry, students examined a polylactide sample and a water sample in a titration challenge. In Physics, the group constructed an electromagnet and used it to transport magnetic items, with each team having three attempts to transfer the highest mass.
Our Year 10s were excited to try out all of the different experiments and the Physics challenge was their favourite to work on. Thank you to this great group of students for representing our school so well in the competition.