Seahouses STEM afternoon
We had a really exciting afternoon at Seahouses today. To celebrate British Science Week 2017 we had a afternoon filled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
In year 1 and 2 we carried out an experiment to find out which materials created the most CO2 to inflate a balloon. We then put all our materials together to create a volcanic eruption.
In year 3 and 4 we had an interesting afternoon with spaghetti and marshmallows. We were given an engineering design brief and working in small groups we had to make a crazy construction using only spaghetti and marshmallows. The product had to be taller than 50cm, cost less than £2.99 and stand unaided.
In year 5 we investigated how we could determine if an egg was raw without cracking it. The egg spinning fastest was raw. In our second investigation of the afternoon we discovered that static electricity from a balloon changes the direction of the flow of milk.
"STEM subjects are valuable not only because they can lead to exciting, rewarding career options, but also because they enable individuals to be active citizens in an increasingly technological society" (STEM Learning, 2017)