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Magna Kitchen Sink Show

The Magna Science Adventure Centre came to The Axholme Academy to thrill our students 

The Magna Science Adventure Centre came to The Axholme Academy to thrill our Year 7 students and also pupils in Year 5 & 6 from our partner primary schools.

A presenter came to the academy on Thursday 24th April and took the children on a journey around the kitchen –using materials and objects of everyday life.  The presenter demonstrated experiments such as Skewering balloons, burning money, Vinegar & Bicarbonate rocket, Fire Tornado, Pop rockets and many more.

The Kitchen Sink Show provides loads of fun and lots of engaging science and the children help the presenter do the show ...  there are also plenty of experiments which can be repeated at home, or at school.

The show aims to motivate children to have a go, puzzle over problems and think through answers.

The science department selected this event for our primary and secondary students as it uses inexpensive, household and waste equipment which would probably otherwise end up in the bin.

As well as taking the children on a journey around the kitchen it opens up a world of science fun, some of which can be tried at home to actively engage our young people in the wonders of science early on in their education. It is with this in mind that we endeavour to inspire our young people to embrace science and look forward to a stimulating and creative curriculum from years 7 through to 11. 

In addition to our students, the event also demonstrates practical experiments that can be used across the curriculum by teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) lessons to ensure all students are actively engaged, participating and learning how science links to other subjects and shapes our everyday life.

Principal, Joe Sellars, said 'It was great for our partner primary and our students to work together and experience just how exciting science can be. The children were thrilled and inspired by what they saw'.