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‘Core of the earth visited’
2012-03-20

 

Faculty takes part in Scifest Africa in Grahamstown. Aaron Adriaan with Marguerite Westcott of Plant Sciences.
20 March 2012

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is currently taking part in the annual Scifest Africa in Grahamstown. The theme of the Scifest is "Science Rocks!" and the theme for the faculty’s stand is "Journey to the centre of the earth".

School groups learn more about the earth’s crust, the mantle and the core of the earth. Botany, geology and chemistry are used to teach the children more about plants, the origin of different types of rocks, and chemical processes.

Ms. Elfrieda Lötter, the faculty’s Marketing Manager, says 12-year-old Aaron Adriaan of the Grahamstown College visits the UFS’s stand every year. “He is probably the brightest 12-year-old that I have met in my life. He is brilliant.”

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