Rudolph Helps Wigan Science Tutoring

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on December 26, 2012. Posted in Private Tuition News

At I Teach UK we not only offer Wigan Science tutoring to help to prepare your child for science exams, we also try to enthuse your child and help them to engage with Science in everyday life. We do this by using relevant everyday events to assist in the teaching of scientific principles.

Christmas Science Classes Wigan

At this time of year, all thoughts are of Christmas. This can be used to help students understand scientific principles. For example using Rudolph the red nosed reindeer to explore biology.

Scientists from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the University of Rochester in New York have discovered that in a reindeers nose, there are 25% more blood capillaries which carry red oxygen rich blood.

In colder climates and also when they are higher up in the atmosphere pulling Santa’s sleigh, the increase in blood flow in the nose will help keep the nose’s surface warm

Their results showed reindeer noses do turn a rosy red; after a treadmill test, the reindeer’s nose showed up as red (warm) in a thermographic image. In addition, they found gland-like structures in the nasal mucous membrane of reindeer and humans; the structures were surrounded by capillaries, and the researchers suspect, at least in humans, they secrete mucus.This gives some credibility to the age old stories of a reindeer with a glowing red nose guiding Santa’s sleigh on a foggy night.

Stories like this help to engage students and they can lead to a discussion of the circulatory system, which in turn leads to a deeper understanding of a topic that is covered by many exam boards.

Science Tutors Wigan

At I Teach UK, we use a diverse range of teaching methods to engage and enthuse students about the topics they are studying. This has a dramatic impact on grades due to the student wanting to learn more.  Contact us today to see how our Wigan science tutoring classes by professional science tutors can help students achieve full potential in upcoming exams.

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