STEM at Dunipace
Dunipace pupils inspired by FVC science team to save the planet
A science team from Forth Valley College used their expertise to introduce a class of primary pupils to science and engineering experiments recently.
Dunipace Primary School was the venue and volunteers from FVC’s Engineering and Science Department as well as some NPA Early Years (Department of Care, Sport and Construction) students helped inspire the youngsters to Make STEM Work throughout the day.
Based on the ‘Moodle STEM’ (Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering) course the pupils had enrolled previously, they followed the story of the ‘Famous Four’ to ‘save the planet’.
During the day’s hands-on workshops pupils were challenged to find the best way to keep the warmth in houses, explore if solar panels work on a cloudy day and how to build a storm-proof, weight bearing bridge to name a few. To set the day off to an exciting start, Science Lecturer Kerstin Doig and Engineering Technician Ross McGeever carried out some demonstrations on energy and electricity including generating static electricity, creating Star Wars style light sabres and showing how electricity can be conducted.