Stretch and Challenge

There are more projects in individual biology, chemistry and physics pages.

Science Summer Projects

1. Science Photo Competition

Get your camera out and get snapping!  

2. Copper Caper.

Find out what happens to dirty pennies when you react them with salt and vinegar.

Follow the link to find out how. Record your experiment, results and conclusions in a poster, video etc.

Make sure you get permission with a parent before doing any practical work!

3.  Biological Drawing

Enter the Nancy Rothwell Award run by the Royal Society of Biology. Deadline 12th September

4. IET Engineering & Technology Photographer of the Year 2018

Engineering and technology is exciting and fast-changing - shaping the world around us and improving the quality of our everyday lives.

Traditional images of engineering and engineers have focused on hard hats and dirty overalls, which is an image the IET is committed to change.

The IET Engineering & Technology Photographer of the Year 2018 is open to any photograph of an engineering-related subject that captures the dynamic, creative and progressive face of engineering and engineers today.

The winning photographs will help challenge public misconceptions of engineering and demonstrate the ingenuity, breadth and vibrancy of the world of engineering

Previous winners:

The Elephant Robot

The Hive - Kew Gardens - a spectacular new bee-inspired sculpture seen from below, as one of the young visitors plays on the top glass floor. This multi-sensory experience integrates art, science and landscape architecture.

5. Extinctions.

Produce a project on extinctions.  With a recent study stating that the Earth has now entered a new mass extinction event and other sources stating a 5th of plants are at risk of extinction, research extinctions and what causes them.  This could be related to species that are already extinct or species that are presently at risk of extinction, or both. 

6. Science in my area

Do some research about your local area - Are there any famous or high profile scientists from your area?  Did any famous inventions or scientific discoveries happen in your local area?  Write a report suitable for a local newspaper about your local scientist / invention / discovery.

7. The Harry and Margaret Kroto Prize for Innovative Use of Technology in Science Learning 2019

8.  Check out the project suggestions on the Biology, Chemistry and Physics pages.

Science Extension - If you are looking to extend your science knowledge, there are some good books in the library suitable for students in years 7-8. 

Suggested general reading includes:

  • Horrible Science Series
  • Eye Benders: the science of seeing and believing [Clive Gidfford]
  • What makes you YOU? [Gill Arbuthnott]
  • Can you feel the force? [Richard Hammond]

There are also science books linked to our year 7 and 8 topics:

Year 7

Repairing and Replacing Organs (B1 Cells)

In Vitro Fertilisation (B2 Reproduction)

Year 8

Foods for Feeling Healthy (B1 Food and Digestion)

Foods for Sports (B1 Food and Digestion)

Special Diets and Allergies (B1 Food and Digestion)

Fighting Infectious Disease (B2 Keeping Healthy)

Do you know where your food comes from? (B3 People and the Environment)

Furthermore, the Royal Society runs a children's science book competition every year - check out this year's shortlist to read some of the best science books for U14s around!