Science Zone

Welcome to the Science Zone!

At the Discovery School, we love exploring, experimenting and enquiring. The Science Zone is the place where we share our love of science.  Watch this space for 'Scientist of the Term'...I wonder who our first scientist will be.

We thought your families would like to join in the fun too, so on this page, you will find experiments for you to try at home (with the support of an adult). Remember to take photos of your super science and email them to one of the science team so that we can share your brilliant work with the world! Click on the images below to have fun with rocket science!

*If you or one of your family members does not want their picture on the website, please share your work with us in another way, perhaps print a photo off at home and bring it into school.*

Miss Charlton: acharlton@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Miss Roe: eroe@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Miss Dey: kdey@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Scientist of Term 1: Mae Jemison

“Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”  Mae Jemison.

Our Scientist of the Term links Black History Month and National Space Week, which are both celebrated in the month of October.

Mae Jemison is best known as the first Black woman to travel to space, she is an American engineer, physician and astronaut. Born in 1956, Jemison first studied Chemical Engineering and went on to study Medicine at Cornell. She then spent 2 years as a Peace Corps medical officer in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Upon her return to the US, Jemison changed career and, in 1987, was admitted to the NASA astronaut training program. On 12 September 1992, Jemison became the first Black woman to travel to space, where she spent just under 8 days orbiting the Earth. (adapted from https://www.varsity.co.uk/science/19693. Photo Credits: biography.com, space.com)

 

Term 1: Family Science