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Please use the link below to find out the activities which we are taking part in over the course of our School STEM Week.

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Science. Technology. Engineering .Mathematics Week

      18th September 2017 – 22nd September 2017

 

Please use the link below to find out the activities which we are taking part in over the course of our School STEM Week.

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We had a fantastic S.T.E.M week in School. Some of our pupils have put together an extra Newsletter to share with you some of the learning which took place over the course of our S.T.E.M celebration week.

 

Day 1 –

In Class 1, we were learning about the different types of bones in our body. We learned that there are three small bones inside our ear. We looked at how the bones join together to make up our own human skeletons. There is calcium in our bones. By Carlie McNab, Izabella Bara, Tyler Mitchell

In Class 2 we took part in the Minecraft hour of code. We were using a type of JavaScript called ‘blocking’ which includes dragging blocks over to the main starting block. We had to go through 15 levels in the world of Minecraft and were awarded certificates for completing the hour. By Jay Jackson and Poppy Lamont

 

Day 2 –

We had a visit from Dr Marshall of the Community School of Auchterarder. He was telling us all about the link between a High School in Malawi and the CSoA. They fundraise to buy Little Suns to give light to pupil to help them do homework in the dark. He gave us Little Suns to look at and a solar panel circuit which we had to connect up to a light bulb. In the afternoon we were visited by Mrs Gillies and Ms Miller which were telling us about the organs in our body which are protected by our skeleton. We talked about the different bones in our body. By Jay Jackson

 

 

Day 3 –

We had to fill a tub with water and add a colour of food dye. We used white carnations and out them in the coloured water. We left it for a few days and some of the food dye has made the carnation open and turn bright red or green. This showed us that the coloured water had travelled up the stem and had reached even the tip of the petal. We talked about the names for different parts of a plant.  By Jack Anderson and Faith Mitchell

We went into our playground and used our own pallet. We collected as many different colours we could find to add to the pallet to chow all of the different colours we have in our playground. We found green grass, red berries, green petals, red and white rose petals and some purple heather. This showed us all of the colours that nature can create just with the power of the sun, water and soil. By Jay Jackson and Poppy Lamont

 

Day 4-

We had marshmallows and spaghetti and we had to make a bridge using only those two materials. We looked at examples in a PowerPoint of lots of different types of bridges. We chose our favourite and worked with a partner to create the final product. We were all very proud of our construction work and worked well collaboratively. By Jack Anderson and Jay Jackson

 

Day 5 –

We took part in a ‘Who Done it?’ investigation. We received a ransom letter and had to work out using chromatography, who the culprit was. We used blotting paper to find out whose pen was used to write the ransom note. Our three suspects were Mrs Miller, Mrs Gallagher and Ms Halkett. When we compared the blotting paper results to the result on the ransom note we all agreed that the culprit was Mrs Gallagher and saved Golden Time. By Tia Watson and Connor Green