Year Two Further Learning At MTBS Science Laboratories
Year Two have been learning all about The Great Fire of London during History lessons, and were thrilled to visit the Senior Boys’ laboratories to explore practically the reasons why so much of London burned in 1666.
After displaying some great knowledge about the origins of the fire, pupils donned their safety goggles and set about understanding the effects of burning different materials. They concluded that water can be used to extinguish a fire and that flames needs oxygen to burn.
The pupils witnessed an exciting experiment with Dr Hardy showing how fire could spread along a row of connected houses and how a fire break can stop this.
The children also enjoyed other exciting demonstrations with Dr Pye and Dr Clay, who used bubble mixture with fire to create a massive fireball in his palm! All of the pupils had a fun afternoon which allowed them to discover the science behind The Great Fire of London.