Five Brownie units from Cheltenham, Birdlip, Bourton-on-the-Water, Fairford and Ashchurch took part in a project organised by Cheltenham Science Group in partnership with Girlguiding Gloucestershire. It began with an evening of fun hands-on science activities. The girls experimented with harmonicas, investigated chromatography and modelled lungs. Then they had to come up with their own science demonstration.
Following heats within their own pack, five teams qualified for the grand final that was held in Coronation Square during British Science Week. The girls explained their experiment to a judging panel including Prof. Adam Hart from the University of Gloucestershire, Countess Bathurst, High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Steve Mitchell from Business in the Community and Alex Chalk MP. Lady Bathurst announced that Ashchurch brownies were the overall winners as their experiment had taught her some new science.
Fairford brownies compared
the patterns skittles make when soaked in hot and cold water
Emmanuel brownies used
bicarbonate of soda and vinegar
to explode a rainbow!
We have visited Guides, Brownies and Rainbows across Gloucestershire and in Worcestershire. Contact us if you would like us to visit your group.
Thanks to a £1000 grant from the British Science Association, we ran a #BrownieScienceFair as part of British Science Week 2017.