Primary school pupils learn about STEM

Pupils in the lab.

Primary school pupils learn about STEM

Primary school kids from Fife were given a taster of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects at Forth Valley College recently.

Kinghorn Primary School’s P6 class dropped in on Friday 11 March and donned safety goggles and lab coats as they made slime, carried out forensic experiments on blood and found out about the science behind the mini-rigs in the engineering workshops.

Mhairi Hay a Curriculum Manager in Forth Valley College’s Applied Science, Maths and Mechanical Engineering Department, said:

“The school are doing project work on STEM and the organised science day was linked to their project work. This gave the pupils an experience of being in a college environment and a chance to see what colleges can offer.

As well as four different science and engineering topics covered on the day, the group met four apprentices who are currently studying engineering disciplines in the college. The apprentices told the group all about the subjects they would need for an apprenticeship, who they worked for and what they were currently doing. 

“The group have taken back what they have learned in college and presented a show and tell to parents on Wednesday 16 March in their school. Next week they are also working with their local high school to show the science they have learned from their visit to the college.”

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