The 14th – 18th of March was Science Week at BVIS, and our student-run team of science enthusiasts, the Science Constructors, had some real treats in store for us all! Students and teachers alike had the opportunity to participate in numerous activities throughout the week, from solving a murder mystery using forensic science, dropping an egg without breaking it, to taking part in the ‘Natural Selection’ house challenge where students with various adaptations hopped, crawled and wriggled around the school field in a competition to see who was fittest to survive! Team Hanoi put the principles of Darwin to the test to romp home with a win which earned them 200 house points. Throughout the week, KS3 students also had the opportunity to work on Rube Goldberg machines in class – a complex machine to carry out a simple task.
The highlight of Science Week was Thursday’s Science Fair, where a number of fun activities and workshops took place. Visitors had the opportunity to shoot a rocket, learn about black holes, race against their friends to construct the strongest bridge and explore the mysterious effects of static electricity! Students also submitted their own inventions for judging, and we were very pleased to award the Science Fair trophy to Khoa, Huy Anh and Oscar in Y7 for their effort and ingenuity in constructing their own Rube Goldberg machine to water a plant.