8 July 2020

Each Wednesday, Science Teacher Mrs Eastham will provide an extract relating to a topic and ask pupils to find an interesting fact about this topic or person. The challenge is open to pupils in Years 7-10 and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you for all the really interesting facts that you found out over the last week about the ocean.  Octopuses have three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood. Could you tell us another interesting scientific fact relating to the ocean and what lives in it?

The science department have voted for the most interesting fact and the winner is...…..

Zack H in Year 7 (C7) who won this one by telling us: 

We have only mapped 20% of the worlds oceans and only 5% in detail, we have mapped the whole of the moon in higher detail than the oceans and know more about geology of Mars than we do the oceans. This leaves approx. 80% unmapped by modern standards which is equal to about twice the size of Mars.​

This week's challenge is: 'Water'. Hot and cold water sound different when poured. Water changes viscosity with temperature, the colder the water is the higher the pitch is.​ Tell us anther interesting fact about 'Water'.

​​Email your fact to Mrs Eastham at v.eastham@priory.lancs.sch.uk with 'FACT OF THE WEEK' in the header, followed by your YEAR GROUP.

Deadline the next Tues, 14 July.  Winner announced on Wednesday. Good luck!