Primary 6/7 had a visit from engineer George Burns today. Mr Burns will be working with us over the next few weeks, to help us with a science-based topic about electricity. Today we learned how important electricity is to our daily lives. He taught us about different sources of electricity, such as mains and batteries. We also found out the meaning of insulators and conductors, and discovered what types of materials were insulators and conductors. Finally, we investigated electrical circuits, and discovered how to produce electricity to light up a bulb, make sounds and power the motor to make a fan spin!
On Friday George Burns the retired electrical engineer came in to see the P5/6/7 and he told us all about how he came to be an electrical engineer and about his 4 year apprenticeship. He said it is very important to try your best at school and it does not matter if you are the best! We learnt all about different engineers like civil engineers who design and build buildings. All engineers have to think about STEM while they are working. He told us that he had travelled all around the UK and he had been to many dangerous places like up on a crane he made a model and showed us, we had to guess what parts he had to check. So when he came today we learnt a lot of things about engineering and STEM and everybody who was there would agree that it was a lot of fun!