On Monday 11th March, students who are part of the prestigious Tomorrow’s Scientists Programme at Cronton Sixth Form took part in a highly successful Presentation Evening at which the talented students presented the findings of research projects to a captivated audience.
Tomorrow’s Scientists is a new venture for the College which aims to allow students to collaborate in groups, research and carry our practical investigations in topics which have real world implications outside the laboratory. The Programme helps develop skills such as teamwork, initiative, problem solving and presentation skills; all which will help the students on their way to becoming the scientists of the future.
Working in small groups throughout the year, the students completed medical research projects which discussed topics including; the efficiency of disinfectants, water pollution, plastic alternatives and population.
With the help of Matt Plant, A Level Drama and Theatre Studies tutor, the students worked on their presentation skills before presenting their findings to an audience of guests including The Worshipful the Mayor of Halton Councillor John Bradshaw, Mayoress of Halton Marjorie Bradshaw, parents and College staff members.
Tomorrow’s Scientists Project Supervisor Chris Wright said, “It is amazing for us to share in the students’ passion for knowledge and for science in particular. They have worked with great energy and commitment which really shone through on their presentations.”
Tomorrow’s Scientists Project Supervisor Ruth O’Dea said, “I must congratulate the students for their effort, flair and perseverance. The light and passion for science burns brightly in these young minds and long may it continue!”
Jake Keller, Isabel Griffiths, Mia Giles
How do levels of particulates vary with location and population density and how may this effect the health of citizens.
Louise Carter, Esther Snape, Lucy Bolton
Is the ‘5 second rule’ valid?
Tom Loxely, Liam Clarke, Jonathan Worrall, Sam Clayton
How does the density of shrapnel affect its flight path?
Nathan Leadbetter, Holly Winrow, Hannah Southern
Magnetic levitation: How does the weight of a payload effect the magnetic force of permanent magnets?
Frey Gee, Abby Staples
How ocean acidification caused by increased c02 levels affects coral reefs.
Callum McDonald, Wali Khan, Luke Langton
The efficiency of disinfectants.
Emily Mullarkey, Hannah Quirk, Anais O’Connor
How water pollution affects plant growth.
Emma Nickels, Erin McLennan, Megan Wallace
Investigating the effect of toxicity of water pollutants on Daphnia.
Keiran Ray, Katie Hallard
Which products clean the best.
Megan Sumner, Amy Almond, Jessica Jones Cannon
How magnetism affects cellular regeneration.
Steph Day, Claire Kelly, Emily Walls
Can we replace today’s plastics with biodegradable alternatives?