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Students Attend Cambridge Biology Day

Big biology day In October a group of four students attended the Cambridge Big Biology Day at Hills Road Sixth Form College; thousands of visitors, from toddlers to grandparents, came to discover the wonders of Biology today. Our students, Melissa Van der Maat and Alice Kirby, engaged visitors with two activities; the first was the life cycle of meal worms, linking this to solving the impending food crisis and persuading individuals to eat a freeze dried meal worm for the ‘meal worm challenge.’ The second activity was making flowers from plastic bottles, recycling whilst educating on plant reproduction. Gracie Lincoln and Keziah Birch informed people about their project on ’Turning behaviour in woodlice’, whilst gathering more data by enlisting the help of visitors participate in their experiment. The students also had the opportunity to take part in the wide range of activities on offer, from owl pellet dissection to modelling molecular biology.