Today, VW set about completing their Hitchams’s Hundreds Challenge of listing 100 influential scientific discoveries, inventions or theories.
Miss. Whipps is still in the process of collating the information but thinks the class have achieved at least 100.
There were a huge range of discoveries, ranging from Alexander Fleming’s discovery of Penicillin, Jan Ingenhousz’s discovery of photosynthesis (whereby green plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen), to Black Holes, the science behind rainbows (Isaac Newton found that the sun’s light hits a prism in order to separate into its individual colours) and infra-red.
A really impressive challenge! Well done Class VW