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An Egg-cellent Day for British Science Week: Achieving well-insulated spaces with King’s Oak Primary School

By ucftnix, on 18 March 2016

*warning blog contains egg-streme amount of egg puns.

UCL IEDE researchers preparing for British Science Week

IEDE researchers preparing for British Science Week

Thursday 17th March 2016 was a cracking spring day, with egg-stravagant activities held at King’s Oak Primary School in South London. UCL IEDE Researchers (Emily Nix, Valentina Marincioni, Virginia Gori, Yekatherina Bobrova and Dr Hector Altamirano-Medina) held workshops with Years 4, 5 and 6 as part of British Science Week. The workshops were developed to engage the pupils in issues researchers, or Building Scientists, at UCL IEDE deal with every day, with a particular focus on winter building performance and the role of insulation materials in achieving healthy low-energy spaces in which to live. In total six 90-minute sessions were held, with two parallel sessions at a time for each year group. (more…)