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Skirting Science - getting girls interested in science

28 June 2018

Skirting Science events highlight opportunities for year 10 girls to get involved with science

Girls from around the South West were able to get involved in a variety of hands on science workshops at 2 Skirting Science events on the April 12 and June 28 2018.  Dr Ingeborg Hers and Dr Sam Moore from the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience ran 6 worships on the Mobile Teaching Unit on ‘Separating Blood’ to over 100 year 10 girls. 

The girls were able to conduct a real scientific experiment using Size Exclusion Chromatography to discover more about the content of blood and it’s role in the human body.  They witnessed how their heart rate increased with exercise using pulse oximeters and were taught correct pipetting techniques.   There was even a prize for the best blood separation.

A variety of State and Private schools attended the events that were held at Taunton and Churchill Schools including Colston Girls School, Bedminster Down School, Worle Community School and St Katherine's School.

The students really enjoyed the sessions saying that they “love using the real science equipment”.

Further information

Any staff or students interested in particpiating in future outreach events please contact Gail Born

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