Kirkcolm Primary School

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Super Science Week!


Another week, another celebration! This time it was the turn of British Science Week, which ran from 8th – 13th March and had the theme of ‘Innovating for the Future.’

P1-3 pupils celebrated the week from school with various STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) activities on offer and also learned about inventors who changed the world. Pupils were given a challenge to make a boat to carry passengers and also made their own lava lamps. They also did the coke and Mentos experiment (it exploded too quickly – much to the delight of the pupils! – so we didn’t manage to get any photos of this!!).

Meanwhile, P4-7 were busy celebrating the Science Week from home, in their final week of remote learning. They had lots of different challenges to choose from, including: putting their STEM skills into action to design a solution to a real-life problem linking to the Global Goals; various science experiments and engineering challenging such as designing a marble run, making their own paint, powering a boat using a chemical reaction and creating an underwater volcano; learning about stereotypes and exploring the world of work in relation to STEM careers; and exploring innovations that changed the world. Some pupils did their own experiments, including Callum & Danny who explored how to make slime (although Mum reported it looked and smelled a lot like mashed up entrails – lovely!!!).

We all had a brilliant week thinking about and exploring problems like real-life scientists and engineers!

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