Pupils get to grips with science skills
12:00pm Monday 24th March 2014 in By Elizabeth Mackley
YOUNGSTERS at Lawn Primary School spent last week getting creative as they took part in National Science and Engineering Week.
Pupils took part in a range of activities aimed to help them learn more about the importance of science in their everyday life.
They made towers out of dried spaghetti, lava lamps filled with vegetable oil, mini volcanoes and parachutes.
On Friday they invited parents in to see the work they had been doing all week.
Science co-ordinator Nadia King said: “We had a really good week and our showcase day went really well. We had 140 people come along and I think it was all down to the children being so enthused that they ran home and told their parents about it.”
As part of the week some of the children’s relatives had given talks during the week on the uses of science in the real world, and some children visited Churchfields Academy to take part in a CSI-style science lesson.
The main aim of the week was to encourage students’ interest in science and engineering and develop their investigative skills.
Nadia said: “It was all part of National Science And Engineering Week and the whole point was to encourage the children to investigate science and how much of a role it plays in every day life.
“They will hopefully then transfer these skills to other areas of the curriculum.”
National Science and Engineering Week is a ten-day national programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities across the UK aimed at people of all ages.