DNA, bones and butterflies!

Students had 19 lively live chats this week  and with only 2 weeks left, it’s time for students to VOTE for their favourite scientist to be In the Zone champions and win the £500 prize for science engagement!

 

BIG Questions:

Why do East Africans win endurance races and West Africans win sprint races? See student question. Image by Zen

Why do East Africans win endurance races and West Africans win sprint races? See student question. Image by Zen

Students have been stretching their imaginations, asking the scientists over 200 questions this week.

In the 7 – 11 Zone, question of the week goes to student ayesha3 for asking: “why do East Africans win lots of endurance races? Why do people of West African descent win sprint races?

And in the 11 – 19 Zone, question of the week is from student mrstagg, who was nominated by Jemma: “Can DNA be changed and rewritten like computer code?

 

Lively Live chats:

Students have been asking some pretty grizzling questions this week! In the 7 – 11 Zone, Uphill Primary students asked: “if you hang a weight from a tendon how heavy does the the weight have to be until the tendon goes twang?

And  in the 11 – 19 Zone, students at West Kent Learning Federation Student Support Centre asked some pretty grizzling questions, including: “is it possible to rip every tissue in your body?

 

Next week’s In the Zone scientists are:

In the 7 – 11 Zone:

In the 11 – 19 Zone:

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