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The science of football

The science of football
Students performing a flame test.
Monday 12th July 2010 by C. Freeman
The World Cup has provided the inspiration for a whole raft of science experiments this term with students learning about the psychology of colour and conducting flame and friction tests.

The Year 8 and 9s all got to take part in the football related science which had them analysing materials to see which would be the best for a footballers' shirt, to talking about the aerodynamics of the ball and conducting bounce tests.

Mrs Hearne said: 'It has been a really wide-ranging and popular subject and the students have done lots of hands-on science experiments. They have also produced their own display work with a prize awarded for the best one.'

The next topic work that the students are working on is polymer science when they will be making glue from potatoes, looking at biodegradable plastics and considering how growing crops to use in the plastics industry has an environmental impact.

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