St Fergus pupils ‘Get Fizzy’

Pupils at St Fergus School investigated the mysteries of mixtures recently thanks to Generation Science.

Children from P1/2 and P2/3 learned about solids, liquids, gasses and fizzes on Friday, May 8.

Generation Science visit to St Fergus School

Generation Science visit to St Fergus School

Generation Science is the largest science education outreach programme in the UK and its 2015 tour is now under way with science shows and workshops visiting schools the length and breadth of Scotland.

Teams of skilled science communicators bring science and technology to life across a range of subjects through interactive shows and workshops.

The activities introduce children to science and technology in a fun and immersive way, encouraging them to engage with these topics and helping them to understand more about the world around them.

The programme also inspires young people about the possibilities of a career in science.

Generation Science visit to St Fergus School

Generation Science visit to St Fergus School

Generation Science Manager Joan Davidson said: “Science is a practical subject and our team works hard to provide support to busy teachers and get pupils enthused by science, with our programme of interactive and hands-on activities designed to help deliver the Curriculum for Excellence. We bring science to life, and by doing so hope that at school in the longer term more pupils will choose Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) in secondary education and as a future career.”

This particular show was sponsored by oil and gas firm Apache.

Fiona Allardyce of Apache North Sea attended the workshop to see the children working on their experiments.

Speaking on behalf of Apache, Fiona said: “We are delighted to work with Generation Science and St Fergus Primary to develop workshops that meet the needs of teachers in line with the curriculum for excellence.”

Generation Science visit to St Fergus School

Generation Science visit to St Fergus School