Last week, Swans Primary School celebrated science.
All children from Early Years through to Year 6 joined in with the British Science Week 2021 theme of “Innovating the Future”. Our little scientists eagerly participated in a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities. Throughout the week, they used creativity and ingenuity to explore and experiment.
Our activities included:
Exploring miniature ice gardens
Exploring the effect of appearance on taste
Designing prototype robo-bugs (inspired by insects’ compound eye and their ability to camouflage)
Innovating new ways to deal with plastic waste
Building houses and castles (“crunchy architecture”) with biscuits and chocolate
Miss Bernie also held a virtual assembly where the children learned about inventions from the past, covering everything from television to an ocean cleaner.
We all thoroughly enjoyed seeing our younger students enthused and inspired by science. This basic understanding and overall enjoyment of the subject helps to prepare the primary school children for more complex tasks in the future.
As an IB World School, we look to encourage critical thinking and develop inquiring minds – from the very earliest of ages! STEM activities give us the perfect opportunity, whilst also building team-working skills.