Category Archives: 2015 Study Visits

Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester

As our focus this year is STEM, the Change Project has taken its participating schools to the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. This has been a fantastic opportunity for students to gain an insight into the wonderful world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This included thinking about how things work, trying experiments to explore how properties of materials can be changed and looking at technology from different decades.
The visit has been a great starting point for students to engage in STEM and raise their understanding and inquiry.

Batley Girls’ High School – Feedback

“I learnt a lot of things about magnets and light. I got to explore magnets and see how they attract to each other or repel. I created different shadows with different lighting.”

” I really enjoyed learning about how an earthquake happens and how different machines are made and work. I found the museum fascinating and it was really exciting to experiment with things I did not know about.”

“I loved the air and space hall because it was amazing to see how cars and aeroplanes have changed over the years. I was also fascinated with how they work and the engineering of planes.”

“We learnt how our bones and joints help us to move our legs. We picked up weights which were either really heavy or light and it taught us about mass and weight. I liked that we had to use our senses for the experiments, like touch, smell, sound and sight.”

“I learnt that the Grasshopper engine got its name from a grasshopper because its movement is like the hopping of a grasshopper!”

“My favourite exhibit was the air and space hall because I learnt about helicopters from World War 1 and that they could only carry 18 soldiers or 3 tonnes of equipment.”

Carlton J&I – Feedback

What did you most enjoy about the museum visit?

“I enjoyed the Experiment hall the most because there was many interactive experiments to try out.”

“I enjoyed the Experiment hall because there was lots of fun and exciting things to do.”

“I enjoyed the Experiment hall as there was lots of exciting things to do.”

Which was your favourite exhibit and why?

“My favourite exhibit was the Tower of Hanoi because first it was impossible to complete but we finally managed the challenge.”

“My favourite exhibit was the never ending well because I knew how it worked. It had lights at the top then a mirror at the top from the reflection.”

“My favourite exhibit was the skeleton on the bicycle, you had to peddle and a skeleton would appear on the left side of you.”

What things did you learn about science at the museum?

“We learnt bubbles travel at different speeds depending on the liquid.  I learnt how people used to lift something very heavy a long time ago.  A man also showed us how the British Army used to crack codes.”

“I learnt how power was made by a water wheel.  Bubbles travel at different speeds depending on the liquid.  A mirror could make an optical illusion.”

“I learnt how bubbles travel depending on the liquid. I also learned that power came from water and steam.”

Mill Lane Primary – Feedback

The museum was brilliant and my mum and dad are going to take me again in the next school holiday.

“It was really fun and I want to go again!”

“The warehouse was amazing, I loved going underground!”

“I loved the power room it had different smells and noises.”

“I liked the old fashioned planes, they were huge!!”

“I liked seeing the inside of planes and trains.”

“I loved the experiment room because there were so many different things to do.”

“The shop at the museum was brilliant.”

“The warehouse was brilliant because we learned how people lived in the past even about old toilets!”

“The air hall was ace – I didn’t want to leave but we ran out of time!”

“I liked the air hall because the engines of the planes were so big.”

“I learned loads on this trip especially about science in the experiment room.”

“I loved getting my hands wet on the friction ball – I didn’t realise the water made it so light.”

“I found that different length tubes make different sounds.”

“I enjoyed winding the wheel to make the car move up and then down.”

Hyrstmount Junior – Feedback

What did you most enjoy about the museum visit?

“During the visit, I enjoyed going to see how the Victorians live and especially the large trains.”

“During the visit, I enjoyed going in the experiment room.”

“During the visit, I enjoyed visiting the shop the most. Whilst there I brought an invisible ink pen and I am still using it!”

“During the visit, I enjoyed the colour mixing room and I liked dancing on the sound mat!”

“During the visit, I enjoyed doing the activities in the experiment part of the museum and when I met my friend from Carlinghow.”

Which was your favourite exhibit and why?

“My favourite part was going inside the experiment part. I really liked going on the bike and seeing how my skeleton works…as it was right next to me!”

“My favourite part was going inside the experiment part. I really liked making a massive bubble and then blowing it away. It was quite hard to do but I enjoyed the challenge.”

“My favourite part was looking at the trains in the power hall because I got to climb up and look inside!”

“My favourite part was going inside the experiment part because I learnt lots of things and I got to do things!”

My favourite part was the experiment part of the museum because I enjoyed moving the mini even though I felt a little bit scared. Also I enjoyed going on the recycling game which was a dance mat! I managed to get the top score!”

What things did you learn about science at the museum?

“When at the MOSI I learnt that you can smell air but you can’t eat it!”

“When at the MOSI I learnt how to solve tricky puzzles.”

“When at the MOSI I learnt when I get on train usually they aren’t that big, however when I was at the bottom where the wheel are I realised they were MASSIVE!”

“When at the MOSI I learnt work pulleys work.”

“When at the MOSI I learnt about how gravity work and how air resistance works.”