British Science Week

Monday 20 March 2017

As part of British Science Week (Monday 13 – Friday 17 March), the Prep School enjoyed a series of workshops run by the Education Team from the Chelsea Physic Garden.

The girls learnt about seeds and how they germinated, as well as learning about different types of plants, how we use plants in our lives and how plants have inspired many of our inventions.  Year 5 were joined by pupils from Nash Mills School and looked at biomimicry.  They were surprised to find out that the original inspiration for Velcro (burdock fruit) and that the name came from a combining the words ‘velvet’ and ‘crochet’.

Year 6 visited the Chelsea Physic Gardens in London on Friday and learnt about its ancient history.  They carried out activities linked to their study of inheritance, adaptation and diversity.