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Brian Cox Sends Year 8 Brains into Overload

Posted: 6th March 2019

Brian Cox Sends Year 8 Brains into Overload

A short piece has been written by Millie and Kyra in Year 8 about their recent visit to Professor Brian Cox's show in Brighton.

"Last week, a small number of Year 8 pupils went to Brighton to watch Professor Brian Cox in his show. Our brains went into overload, so many facts, so little space! His intention was taking the audience to the edge of our current understanding of the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe and simplifying the complex information about Quantum Physics. Professor Brian Cox has an OBE and is a Physicist.

We went there thinking we were going to sit there and the precious information would just pass from one ear and out of the other. But in fact, he understood the complex topic so well, he could explain it so children could understand. ‘If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself’ - a quote by Albert Einstein

The main theme throughout the presentation was that we are so very minuscule compared to the major planets and galaxies throughout the whole universe. There was too much information to put into words - we can just say we learned a lot and we enjoyed it so much.

We would like to thank Mr Hammond and Mr Minister for taking us on a very inspirational and educational trip. We enjoyed learning that we could potentially be made out of dinosaur atoms! Everyone had a great time."

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