Chocolate science! Pupils learn science with fun Professor Brian Cox chocolate experiment

Chocolate science! Pupils learn science with fun Professor Brian Cox chocolate experiment

By Jill Dando News

Everyone knows that even thinking about chocolate can lift the mood.

Now a group of children in Somerset have been enjoying all about science by predicting and discovering the melting temperature of dark, milk and white chocolate.

Chocolate science
Pupils learn about the miracle of science
Professor Brian Cox

Pupils at Pawlett Primary School Academy did team-building exercises and worked on their scientific skills.

They also had great fun with their learning again brought alive via an experiment invented by the world-renowned Professor Brian Cox and provided by the Royal Society.

Professor Cox is one of the best scientists on the planet and passionate about teaching children the power of science, technology, engineering and maths. (photo via

Teacher Jody Elms said: “The pupils learned so much about science by using chocolate.

“It was a great team building exercise and they built on their skills of working scientifically.”

The school is part of The Priory Learning Trust which aims to really bring learning alive.

The Pawlett school site is in one of Britain’s most picturesque settings near the Mendip Hills one inhabited by King Alfred the Great.

Earlier this year pupils and staff unveiled their stunning new Learning Lodge with hexagonal features and sensory plants - opening up even more opportunities for outside learning.

Their new Learning Lodge will support all subjects including maths, English, religious education, computing, Science and more.


The school, which has a history in the village over 150 years ago, is situated in incredibly stunning grounds with sports pitches, a forest school, adventure playground, and next door to a state-of-the-art community club with a 3G football pitch.

It has its own Jill Dando News Centre for pupils.

If you'd like to know more about the school, get in touch

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