Last week Primary 1-3 at Portpatrick were celebrating British Science Week. The theme this year was all about innovation and future inventions. We started by having a little review of some of the fantastic inventions that already exist and how they have made life easier and in some cases better. To kick start British Science Week, we had a little look this super cool video showing an amazing and creative design, called the Rube Goldberg Machine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w
Pupils then took part in a range of STEM activities including a marble run, balloon rocket and the tallest tower competition.
Meanwhile, P4-7 were busy celebrating the Science Week from home, on 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 a pom-pom launcher, 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.
Have a keek at the photos below – we all had a brilliant week thinking about and exploring problems like real-life scientists and engineers!