Kirkcolm Primary School

– what have we been up to?

A visit from Glasgow Science Centre on Tour!


The boys and girls from P3-7 were delighted to have welcomed two representatives from Glasgow Science Centre today on their roadshow ‘Future Fuels’! They started of the afternoon with a brief introduction to explain what the plan, the boys and girls were very pleased this was pretty quick because all of the equipment they had brought along was looking very fascinating. 

They kicked off with a little demonstration of how fuel was created and harnessed in the past and why now it is so important that we find renewable energy sources instead. To show us why it’s important that we make this change they showed us an experiment involving methanol and the fire triangle and why it required oxygen, heat and fuel to work. The boys are girls were amazed at how only a very, very small amount of methanol can make sure a loud bang and this demonstrated how dangerous and destructive these fuels can be for our environment! 

Next we took part in lots of different practical activities and had fun exploring and investigating different renewable energy sources called ☀️🌊♻️- 
The windmill Kit
Directional Drilling
Solar Array
Crank Power
50 Hz
3 Phase Generator
Hand Crank Generator
Hydrogen Launcher

which blew our minds, made us think and  opened our eyes to the world of renewables in the future! A big thank you to the team from Glasgow Science Centre – what a fab afternoon we had 🙂! 

UNCRC Rights of the Child – Article 29 Aims of Education

Global Goal 13 – Climate Action 

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