French and Spanish students together with their English hosts paid a visit to the Magna Science Adventure Centre near Sheffield.
Situatedin a former steelworks, the steel industry of South Yorkshire has its roots in Roman times when iron was made from rocks extracted from the EARTH locally. FIRE was used to smelt the iron ore. AIR was used to aid combustion. Later the rivers provided WATER for cooling and powering machinery and the steel industry grew to dominate the area. These four themes of Air, Earth, Fire and Water are the inspiration for the interactive pavilions where students considered how we use them as well as what ecological impact humans have had by using them to adapt to the area around them.