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WATCH: 'Foam monster' invades local schools

WATCH: 'Foam monster' invades local schools

Sunday 21 July 2019

WATCH: 'Foam monster' invades local schools


A foam monster and methane rocket this week exploded into local primary schools thanks to a group of young scientists.

The 'invasions' were the result of efforts by five Year 12 students from JCG, who delivered a series of experiment-filled displays to showcase the excitement of science, and teach them about the arrangements of particles in solids, liquids and gases along the way.

Among their energetic, and rather quirky, experiments were a whooshing bottle, a visualisation of how much energy is contained in just one jelly baby, and how slow reactions can be accelerated - with monstrous results.

Year 12 students Hannah and Charlotte said they hoped their presentations would inspire the youngsters "to love science as much as we do."

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Pictured: The Year 12 students aimed to spark a passion for science in the Year 5s.

In total, the explosive roadshow visited nine schools: First Tower, Grands Vaux, Grouville, JCG Prep, Plat Douet, Rouge Bouillon, St. Mary, St. Saviour and Trinity.

Head of JCG's Science Faculty Steve Braithwaite said the shows - inspired by the school's annual trips to the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry and described as "quite a spectacle" - were a "fabulous opportunity" for the A Level students to "share their science skills and passion for the subject", while "develop[ing] their own planning and presentation skills."

WATCH: The experiments in action...

'Whoosh bottle' at Rouge Bouillon...

Foam monster at First Tower School... 

Grands Vaux students witness the ‘methane rocket’...

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