Winchester Science Centre

During their recent visit to the Winchester Science Centre, U3 girls and nine accompanying members of staff embarked on an educational journey filled with captivating STEM experiences.

A highlight of the day was a workshop on solids, liquids, and gases, where the pupils investigated the world of non-Newtonian fluids.

Experimenting with various slime recipes, they explored how chemical composition can influence properties of these fascinating substances.

In the Planetarium, they took a visual tour of our solar system. Traveling from the sun to each planet in turn, they went on to gain perspective on the vastness of the Milky Way. The most thrilling moment came when they virtually visited Sagittarius A, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, sparking excitement and awe (and many questions for Science teacher Mrs Rachel Wiltshire to answer!).

The exploration continued as the girls actively involved themselves in the museum’s exhibitions.

They investigated longitudinal and transverse waves, experimented with giant instruments, and explored ways to alter perspectives.

The opportunity to pose as an astronaut, consider how a biodome might sustain plant life indefinitely and experimenting with infrared camera imaging meant they engaged fully in the wonders of science and made the Winchester Science Centre trip a memorable and educational adventure for all.