Walton Community Event - Tuesday 14 March 2006
Well over 500 guests from all sections of the community attended Walton High School's Specialist Science Community Event. Pupils from local primary schools (KS2) submitted 30 teams who took part in a competition to 'design a buggy'. The winning team came from All Saints Primary School, Stafford.
Key Stage 3 students took part in a team challenge to design and build a giant tower from spaghetti.
Key Stage 4 students took part in a team challenge to design and run a roller coaster.
Soil Analysis Control Technology Team
Worm Racing History Electronic Quizzes
Maths Challenge Science Data Logging
Speaker, Dr Graeme
- "Sex Flies and
Smelly Sticky Tape. Community Event for all
Dr Graeme Jones gave an interactive presentation on how insects communicate using chemicals called pheromones. For example how a female gypsy moth could attract a male over 2 kilometres away with her pheromones. There were hands on samples of pheromones used by complex societies such as ants. Samples were given to the audience to smell including the danger smell for ants and the food smell for ants. The children enjoyed the equipment used during the talk and danced with molecules!
A spokesperson for Walton High School said "We were so pleased with the turn out, particularly the number of families that came along. It was great to see those families working together and enjoying science based activities"