Friday 25 March 2022
Last week we celebrated Science week at Ark Blake Academy. We started the week with assemblies for Year 7 and Year 8 where we discussed the role science has played in helping us to live our lives well and how over the past two years scientists have shown Ark Blake values of Endeavour and Aspiration in their hopes to create vaccines and technology which have allowed us to come together again with friends, family, and communities.
A highlight of science week was our visit from the ‘Explorer Dome,’ a mobile planetarium which was set up in the school hall. All students in year 7&8 were able to visit the Explorer Dome over the week and enjoyed learning about the planets in our solar system, the life and death of stars and the constellations in the night sky.
Inspired by the Explorer Dome Year 7 were set homework to produce a fact-file of their favourite object in the solar system and we are incredibly excited to see what they have produced!
Above is a photo of the Explorer Dome and the fantastic presenters and below is a visual of the constellation ‘Orion’ which the students were taught to look out for.