Science lessons go with a bang!

Bob Kiddle from the Institute of Physics visiting Spen Valley Sports College, pictured with pupils Niamh Stacey, Faye Harrison, Simon Blakemore and Adam Pryor. (d12031203)
Bob Kiddle from the Institute of Physics visiting Spen Valley Sports College, pictured with pupils Niamh Stacey, Faye Harrison, Simon Blakemore and Adam Pryor. (d12031203)

Jaw-dropping experiments brought science lessons to life at Spen Valley Sports College.

Bob Kiddle, from the Institute of Physics, visited the school to present his show, Ever Wondered Why?

The show was an hour of whizzes and bangs showing the fun side of physics, intended to enthuse pupils for the subject and help them see how physics is involved in the world around them and realise the importance of asking “why?”

Experiments had bottles popping around the room, flame tests showing how we know what stars are made from, and optical illusions.

Pupil Niamh Stacey said “I didn’t realise how interesting physics could be”.

Teacher David Wobbaka said “I saw experiments I’ve never seen before. The kids were really enthusiastic. It blew my mind.”