The first Saturday Club workshop of the 2018-19 session was hosted by the School of Chemistry
Sweet summer science
Sweet Summer Science, hosted by the School of Chemistry, saw 80 girls have some fun in the lab. Activities included growing a magic rock garden out of metal salts; investigating the colour of M&Ms by separating the food colourings using paper chromatography; preparing crystal ice-cream cones; and studying the super-cooling processes in making ice-cream.
It's all in your head!
It's All in Your Head!, hoted by the School of Psychology, It’s All In Your Head gave the girls the chance to learn about the science of psychology and even collect data on their very own experiment. This hands-on, interactive morning also included some myth busting about psychology – do we really only use 10% of our brains? (Spoiler alert, no). How does your brain respond to changes in the world around you? How do we recognise faces? How do we cope with multitasking? These are just a few of the questions that researchers in the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln are answering right now.
building blocks of life
DNA and Biomolecules: The building blocks of life - In this workshop, hosted by the School of Life Sciences, the girls learned how to extract and purify DNA from cells, build protein structures with the help of sweeties and try their hand at breaking the biological code...
Humpty Dumpty Rescue Operation!
The Humpty Dumpty Rescue Operation hosted by the School of Mathematics and Physics explored Newton’s law of motion and used physics law in an Eggcellent Easter time experience. The girls used logic, Kinder eggs and teamwork to explore the concepts of force, friction, and gravity. The workshops included activities to protect an egg from breaking when dropped by a height and change the dropping velocity.
Understanding the attitudes and behaviours that underpin our culture and define the environments within which we live and work, can help us reduce the inequalities that are so prevalent in societies and communities across the world.