Horrible thrills for pupils

Pupils from aged 4 to 13 at Birchfield School experienced a fantastic morning when the author of the Horrible Science books, Nick Arnold, visited the school on Wednesday 20 March. Nick brought his books to life by combining some amazing experiments with mind-boggling explanations to a variety of scientific phenomena.

Pupils and staff were invited to participate in experiments to explain high and low air pressure and helped out in a demonstration to help them understand centrifugal forces. Afterwards, pupils asked a wide range of questions on scientific topics as well as showing a keen interest in Nick, his life and work.

Pre-prep pupils were particularly in awe of the experiments and reported enjoying “when he shot the rocket in the air” and thinking it “was funny when he tipped the water over Joshua’s head!”

Nick also took the opportunity to sign books purchased by pupils.

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