As some of Year 7 were absent last week we used this weeks’ session to allow them to catch up. So some of the pupils were taking their own inked fingerprints and some started to examine the patterns contained within their prints. They were attempting to ascertain whether they had loops, arches or whorls.
Having attempted the blood typing practical last week and not getting the expected results we decided to have another go this week. After all –real scientists’ investigate! Although the results were slightly confusing the pupils relished the chance to have another go. They were then able to work out who the blood sample from the crime scene may have come from.
This week we enlisted the help of Year 9 in making bookmarks. These were honey bee bookmarks to sell at the Autumn Fayre in aid of the schools’ Honey Bee project. All the bees had their own individual character and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed making them. As this was a practical that required minimum fuss we were able to have an open discussion on all the topics beings researched.