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Visit to The Batt School, Witney, Oxfordshire

On Friday 13 March I visited The Batt School in Witney, Oxfordshire as part of their activities for STEM week. This is a primary school (5-11 year olds) and has 2 classes of 30 per year group. I introduced around 60 Year 6 students to the idea of citizen science on the Zooniverse, focussing on BashTheBug. Both classes were very keen to do classifications on the big screen and I had some excellent questions, not all of them “on topic”!

Has that (96-well) plate been used already?

Can you time travel?

Isn’t Corona a beer?

— Year 6 students, The Batt School

By Philip Fowler

Philip W Fowler is a computational biophysicist studying antimicrobial resistance working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

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