Science Can Inspire Pupils
Calling all Scientists!
When online go onto you tube and search ‘children experimental the royal institution’
All these experiments are suggested by The Royal Institution and range from rubber band cannons, fizzy bottle rockets through to musical coat hangers and homemade parachutes. These videos are specifically aimed for families to engage their children in Science at home, They show you things you need and give some great scientific explanations. There are over 30 different experiments. Something for everyone.
I would look forward to hearing from your child if they engage in any of these experiments if they get the chance!
Well done to the Science Club who have received a certificate of congratulations for completing their STEM challenge. They had to construct a method of transportation for tomatoes from a mountain to a village market, without damage to the tomato.
The team also showed Mrs Wallis their last challenge of 2018 which was to construct a 3D star using spaghetti and marshmallows
Amazing science, amazing pupils! Well done team
The STEM club had a great time producing and trying out their designs for a water filter for our Ditch the Dirt challenge during Global Citizenship fortnight. All our STEM projects take three to four weeks to complete, going through the planning and research process first. The team rose to the challenge of costing materials for this initiative...making two filter systems in each team and testing ideas, to find the most cost effective and safe method of producing drinking water, in a compromised environment.
Well done team!
As part of Global Citizenship week, the Science Club began designing a water filter system to help communities in areas where water supplies are compromised due to bad drainage and pollutants.
They also had to use their maths knowledge to think about financial cost to villagers.
Next week the teams will try out the efficiency of their water filter designs.
Stem Club made 3D shapes using spaghetti and marshmallows
St. Mary's Science Club has expanded their interest and knowledge to include other STEM—Science Technology Engineering and Maths activites.
Using different research methods, we are now looking at designing and making, a means of transporting soft fruit from a high level to a lower level base camp using a pully/cable car method.
As part of the challenge, pupils had to be able to work as a team, using good listening and debating skills.They were able to challenge each other with critical thinking and sharing ideas.
Two teams produced different ideas...they will now put all these into practice as they use a variety of resources to build and operate their chosen transport system! Keep watching for the results!