Youngsters are introduced to STEM subjects

Youngsters had fun with stem subjects.

Youngsters are introduced to STEM subjects

Early Education and Childcare students from Forth Valley College showed how they could promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through fun workshops for nursery and primary schoolchildren recently.

FVC’s Raploch Community Campus was the venue for the Department of Care, Health and Sport’s STEM Event on Tuesday 15 March. It was delivered by the NC Early Education and Childcare Level 5 students from Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa Campuses and involved children from Raploch Nursery and Raploch Primary School.

Interactive workshops on the day included: Number Skittles, Batcraft, Magnetic Slime, The Mad Scientists, Chemistry in your Bath (Bath Bombs), Engineering – Build a Marshmallow Tower, Science - Firework in a Jar, Maths – Add it up Beach Ball Game, Giant Snakes and Ladders, Catapult Activity, Cloud Jars and Boat Activity.

Jeanette McCulloch, Curriculum Manager Early Education and Childcare said:

“It was a great event and the students were absolutely brilliant we are very proud of what they managed to organise and create on the day. The children certainly all seemed to have a great time and learn about STEM subjects.

“The students have been exploring the ways in which STEM concepts can be incorporated into the activities of an Early Learning and Childcare Establishment as part of two course units – ‘Working With Others’ and ‘Working within an Early Education and Childcare Setting’ and they worked in groups to create activities based on different STEM themes for the event at Raploch.”

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