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The Great Science Share is a national campaign to inspire children and young people to share their science questions and investigations with new audiences. On the 18th June The Roundhill Academy opened up their school hall to host our very first STEP Great Science Share.

It all kicked off with Mr Lindley, Head of Science at The Roundhill Academy wowing the audience with some dry ice experiments. Then the pupils from each school split into two groups. One group stayed at their stand and spoke to visitors about their experiments and carried out demonstrations whilst the other group had a look at the other stands and took part in the investigations.

The event was a great success with over 50 pupils from Roundhill Academy and eight of the primary schools all sharing their scientific explorations with each other, teaching staff and their families. The pupils came up with some really interesting investigations including ‘How do beaks help birds eat?’, ‘How does the heart work?’ and ‘Does the colour of the shirt affect the amount of heat it absorbs?’.

We were really pleased to have representatives join us from The National Space Centre and Dr Alex Evans from LCFC who all participated in the experiments and supported the event.

We would like to thank all the pupils and staff from the schools that took part. It wouldn’t have happened without your enthusiasm and hard work. We look forward to seeing you all and many more at the STEP Great Science Share 2020.

STEP Teaching School Alliance