Pupils in Form 2 have recently visited Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire, the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton.
The students were given a tour of the Manor and saw the famous apple tree that led to Newton developing the laws of gravity and motion. They also completed experiments based on Circular Motion, Oscillations and Galileo’s Bells.
Teacher of Biology and Lower School Science Coordinator Mr Nayan Chohan said, “The trip fits well with their Physics topic of Forces and arrives at the end of a project on friction. They had a wonderful time interacting with the experiments and learning about Sir Isaac’s Newton’s life.”
In the Lower School, pupils follow Oakham's own Science programme, which includes all three pure Sciences weaved into one coherent course and this was a great practical opportunity to further their studies.