Educating young people who are blind or vision impaired

Sensational Science

Students in Year 7 and 8 have been very busy in Science this term, and have made some new discoveries.

Year 7 students Will and Leo have been exploring and experimenting with various graphs, and they have very cleverly created their first ever tactile Science graphs!

Will and Leo carried out a practical to investigate the relationship between mass and the extension of a spring. They completed a results table independently, and then made their own graphs using their results with no help at all. Using a cork board, swell paper, pins and elastic bands, the boys chose their own scale, plotted their points and then made their own line of best fit!

I think NCW has two budding scientists!

In Year 8, students have been learning all about light. They have produced some fantastic models which show the dispersion of white light as it passes through a triangular prism. The models were made from cardboard and multi-coloured wikki sticks. Students learned that white light is made up of all the other colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. They also learned the reason why we state there are 7 colours!

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