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12th December 2018

Today we were revisited by a representative of the CCI (Children Challenging Industry) project and three science ambassadors from Johnson Matthey, which is a global science and chemicals company, and a leader in sustainable technologies.

As in our previous visit, the children had the opportunity to become scientist for the afternoon as they put lab coats on and were set to work. This time they were tasked with testing the viscosity of different liquids. Children also had the opportunity to ask the different scientists lots of questions to find out a bit more about their different roles within the industry.

21st November 2018

Today we were visited by a representative of the CCI (Children Challenging Industry) project today. The children had the opportunity to become scientist for the afternoon as they put lab coats on and were set to work. They learned about different roles people might take when working in industry and had a go at being resource managers, communication officers, administration officers and other jobs. They were tasked with making soaps and had to follow the instructions with each child taking it’d role and working within a team. We had some great results!

26th September 2018

Today we explored the different skills we thought we had. We discussed what we were good at and talked about the skills that enable us to excel in different things. We discussed how we can become good at different areas and agreed that skills can be learned and improved.  

We then looked at the skills that scientists might need to do their jobs. We found out that you would need to have good scientific knowledge and also keep up to date with new scientific publications. We also found out that you need to be good at making observations and explaining results. We discussed lots of other skills too.   We discussed different jobs that we could engage in as scientists and are looking forward to finding out what skills and qualifications are needed for different type of jobs.

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