Oxford Museums Trip covering Art and Science topics for students, inspires all round.
On Tuesday 20 September we visited Oxford University Museum of Natural History. We were gathering first hand information to support our 'A Bug's Life' topic. There were a huge variety of insects that we did not even know existed! There was also an amazing exhibition of photographs of magnified insects which allowed us to see the insects really close up. Insects are much more detailed than you imagine. We really enjoyed the visit.
Y10 Art Class
Following the visit to the Natural History Museum we then walked to the Museum of the History of Science where we attended a session 'Penicillin the Wonder Drug'. This session explored the story of penicillin, from its discovery by Alexander Fleming to its war-time development in Oxford. Girls also had the opportunity to analyse the complex social factors which influence scientific research and development. At the end of the day we examined scientific books from the Seventeenth Century containing anatomical drawings of the human body. The girls are now experts on penicillin!