An explosive science show

Headlands School'Visit by Primary schools to a Science talk by Professor Brainstorm (Rick Turton)'PA1106-11'Jordan Sckurrah 10 (boynton Sch) Joseph Nellist 10 (NPL Sch), Ryan Mennelo 10 (martongate Sch)'Balloon under pressure from beans
Headlands School'Visit by Primary schools to a Science talk by Professor Brainstorm (Rick Turton)'PA1106-11'Jordan Sckurrah 10 (boynton Sch) Joseph Nellist 10 (NPL Sch), Ryan Mennelo 10 (martongate Sch)'Balloon under pressure from beans

HEADLANDS science lessons went off with a bang when Professor Brainstorm visited the school.

Pupils from nearby primary schools joined Headlands year seven pupils to enjoy the Professor’s ‘Exploding Science Show’ performed by scientist Rick Turton’s alter ego, Professor Brainstorm.

The show is designed to make science more fun for children and included an array of exploding science demonstrations, from ‘the spark explosion’ to the ‘balloon on a bed of nails’ and a demonstration of a six metre long ‘potato gun’.

Other experiments included turning a soft banana into a hammer hard enough to knock a nail into a piece of wood; cool drying flowers so that the petals fell off like snow and; deflating a balloon, so that its skin became like tracing paper.

Key stage 4 science co-ordinator at Headlands, Carl Rawling, said that pupils and staff believed the show was the best to have been seen at the school and described it as ‘totally captivating’.

He said that the children spent the rest of the day back at school talking about science and what they had seen and wanted to try their own experiments at home.