30 April 2012
NGG International School in Denmark devoted a day to science recently, offering students a chance to think creatively about science and take part in a wide range of scientific experiments and activities. They designed the Science Day to support their Cambridge science curriculum, which is offered at both Cambridge Secondary 1 and Cambridge Secondary 2 stage.
The day began with a senior scientist talking to the students about global warming and climate change. Then the students showcased a range of experiments and exhibits - on topics including global environmental issues and the human body. Each class gave a presentation at the end of the day, receiving feedback from four judges.
Archana Painuly, Science Teacher at NGG International School, said the day had really brought the students together: "Science Day gave the children the opportunity to work in groups, give presentations, try out experiments, show off their talents, skills and creativity, and learn from each other. As a teacher I could see so much energy and enthusiasm in students, and so much learning taking place."
Students declare Science Day a success
Students at NGG International School now want Science Day to be a regular event. They particularly enjoyed hearing from a scientist and working in groups. Here is what they said:
"My favourite part was when the scientist talked about carbon dioxide rising and the planet getting warmer, and the consequences of global warming. I think we should do something to save our planet." Kristoffer, 6i
"I really enjoyed Science Day and learned a lot about so many new topics. What I enjoyed the most was the Grade 9 memory test and their vinegar and baking powder bombs. We got to be very creative." Maia, 7i
"I gained a lot from Science Day - learning to talk to an audience, as well as the scientific part. It was an amazing opportunity to put scientific theory into practice." Tor Memhave, 9i
The photograph shows students taking part in activities during Science Day.
Many schools in Denmark offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications, including state and international schools. The flexibility of Cambridge programmes is popular in Denmark because schools can build Cambridge programmes easily into their curriculum. Find out more about Cambridge education for learners aged 5 to 19.