Legacy of genius

1st July 2005 at 01:00
Tracy Curran Years 5-8 science teacher, Fulham Preparatory School

This has been the latest in a string of visits to the Science Museum. I have brought all my year groups here and I will be here again with Year 6 in a few weeks. They will enjoy the Move Over Einstein exhibition - Year 7 certainly did.

The exhibition achieved its aims of making physics enjoyable and relevant.

It got the children to use their senses, especially during the Super Nose game, though I found it hard spotting the garlic - perhaps I eat too much of it and have become desensitised.

It is good that some of the activities were fairly simple, while others were challenging, such as the nanobot construction exercise. It required pupils to hypothesise and test their prototypes, an approach that is the essence of scientific enquiry. We will follow up the trip with a mini project looking at famous scientists. The Wobbly Planets exhibit will also fit with this group's work next year on space.

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