Year 5-6 students got hands-on with STEM at Scitech
On Friday 21 August students from the Kenwick campus headed off to Scitech for a full day of STEM learning.
In the Science Laboratory, the students participated in ‘Underwater Investigator’, a hands-on workshop in which the students took on the role of marine scientists and helped solve environmental challenges facing our oceans. Students spent time exploring ocean acidification by turning water into acid, examining marine life and microplastics under the microscope, and investigating an oil spill to solve the mystery of where it came from.
In the Planetarium, the students viewed ‘Moonbase ONE’, which explored our cosmic neighbour, the Moon, through the eyes of a virtual reality games designer. The students learnt about the phases of the moon and lunar eclipses.
In the Exhibition Gallery, the students were able to access hundreds of thought-provoking and fully interactive exhibits that allowed them to find new answers to big questions. In the main exhibition, ‘Earth Matters: Rethink the Future’, students were inspired by the innovations and solutions that will help us adapt our way of living for a more sustainable future.
The day out was lots of fun, full of learning and a great way to celebrate Miss Gibbon’s birthday.