The Director of Marketing and Admissions, Shagufta Bibi then ensured delegates were split into groups (maintaining social distancing) and lead by her team to tour the impressive new facilities at BST.
During the tour, the Head of Admissions, Elena Savtsova gave each child visitor a “BST Wonders Guide” for them to tick off BST attractions.
Physics: Up, up into Space!
Students launched their own rockets. Whilst designing rockets, students learnt about STEAM concepts - Forces, Newton's Laws of Motion, Pressure, Aerodynamics, Cones and many more!
Biology - Stretchy Universe Slime
Did you know that the universe is stretching out in all directions? It's true! Students made their own slime to illustrate how the universe has been stretching out and expanding since it began about 13.8 billion years ago. Students learnt about the Doppler Shift and the observable movement of galaxies as evidence of expansion.
Chemistry: Acid, alkali or neutral?
Delegates used red cabbage as a PH indicator. The cabbage was chopped, boiled and purple liquid extracted. Delegates were asked to label products as liquid, alkali or neutral and then test their hypothesis. The liquid indicator was used to test PH levels of lemon juice, bleach, milk, water and citric acid with interesting results.
SPACE...is the oxygen of ART!
Delegates enjoyed exploring spray painting techniques and created wonderful space scenes full of stars and planets and were really proud of their work!
Design and Technology: To the moon and back
Guests were showcased a splendid display of STEAM projects, demonstrating students working resistant materials and rendering models of living quarters on the moon.
Computing and Robotics: Plan, design, create and repeat
Guests were engaged in either creating a robotic arm, planning, designing and building an energy house using 3D modelling with electricity or building a functioning bridge using raw materials.
Mathematics – International Space Stations
How are astronauts fed and what happens to the waste? Visitors had to take real food and find the percentage of waste and edible components to understand how much waste was being generated by astronauts and which foods were better to take into space.