Our year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children were lucky enough to have a visit from Pfizer scientist, Dan Smith, on Wednesday this week (17th May).
Dan led the group in various activities about temperature. Firstly the children had to guess which tile their partner had touched without looking. This was very difficult until Dan brought in a thermal imaging camera.
He explained to the children how this works and then they used the camera to easily tell which tile had been touched.
The children then had time to practise using the cameras and testing the temperature of objects.
The final activity was mixing together bicarbonate of soda with white vinegar and using this to put out a candle. Grace from year 6 reported that it was ‘breathtaking’! The groups also found time to discuss which jobs would involve the use of thermal cameras and why.
All of the children really enjoyed the experience and we would like to say a big thank you to Dan for giving up his time to come and visit St John’s.