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Junior science quizzers through to national finals

Tara C, Miranda, Mia and Tara T - Junior Science Team

What is at the nucleus of a comet? Where would a kettle boil fastest? And what is Christopher Cockerell famous for inventing?

These were just some of the 40 multiple choice questions that our Year 5 and 6 Science Club team answered, securing a win in the semi-finals of the Quiz Club UK and a place in the national finals taking place in January.

The four team members – Tara C, Miranda, Mia and Tara Tess  – who were the only all-girls team – used their general science knowledge to compete against teams from Bristol, Cardiff, Monmouth and Shaftesbury.

Mr Hayward, who runs Junior Science Club, said: “We cover all types of science in our club. The girls just have a hunger for learning and want to be stretched.

“This quiz is a lot of fun and the quizmaster is a mine of information.

“It’s notable that the only all-girls team proved to be the ones to beat. We are looking forward to the finals in Oxford.”

And if you’re wondering, ice forms the nucleus of a comet; a kettle (from the options given) would boil fastest up a mountain; and Cockerell invented the hovercraft.

Date Posted: 05 December 2018
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