The week beginning 16th March was our annual STEMM week – we added an extra ‘M’ for Medicine! It was a fabulous week with trips to the Snow Zone and the Museum of Rural Life. We showcased our work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths from the year. We also had parents leading workshops, alongside STEM ambassadors and business partners. The week finished with our STEMM Fayre where parents and families could try out experiments, maths puzzles and engineering problems for themselves. Feedback was highly positive and we hope you learned something new.
On day 2, we had a visit from ‘The Science Boffin’. She developed pupils’ understanding of extreme weather conditions. There were class visits to the library and several classes enjoyed finding out about ‘light graffiti’. Several classes explored the Science behind sport with Lesley, our Active Sports Co-ordinator.
The children enjoyed the first day of the STEM week. Alex the Magician demonstrated the Science behind the magic. P6 pupils used the microscopes to investigate a variety of cells and parents led workshops on DNA and engineering. Everyone is looking forward to day 2!
Next week we are holding our annual STEM week. All the children are looking forward to exploring and experimenting. Our Science Fayre will be on Friday the 28th March from 1.30pm. Please come along and try out some of the workshops for yourself. Click here for further details of next week’s events. We would like to thank the Parent Council for supporting us to put on many of these events.
Next Wednesday 1st May from 6.30pm – 8.30pm is the Busby Primary Science Curriculum Evening. You will be able to sign up for two of the workshops. All the workshops will enable you to try out different activities and work with your child to develop your Science knoweldge in a fun and exciting way. Places are limited so make sure you return the slip to school as soon as possible. Please note places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. We look forward to seeing you there.
Pupils in P5,6,7 will be performing the the Scottish Opera’s, “The Big Bang” on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm. Parents of children in these classes are invited along to watch the performance.All the children have been very busy learning the songs and finding out about different forms of energy as part of the Science fortnight.The Big Bang Show! takes performers on a whistle-stop tour of the creation of the universe and explores the wonderful world of ENERGY. Three groups represent the different types of energy – wind, water and sun, fossil fuels and nuclear power. Each led by their own champions, they debate which is best, until Gaia (Mother Earth) points out that unless humans begin to take real reponsibilty for their use of fossil and nuclear powers, the Earth will die. She urges them to learn the lessons of natural powers while there is still time…