Marleigh Primary Academy held their first ever STEM day on Friday 3rd March and what a success it was!
The day celebrated our vision for a strong STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum and introduced this year’s British Science Week (10th March – 19th March).
We welcomed many volunteers from Marshall, Architecture Workshops and several of our own parents, all who had invested a great deal of preparation.
The children had great fun as they mixed acid and bases to form volcanoes; tested the strength of different bridges; replicated a model of the human digestive system; measured action potentials in their arms; explored lift, weight, thrust and drag; built octas; made music with science; practised some core laboratory skills; measured the pH of a cabbage; and learnt about different STEM careers and famous scientists!
We are grateful to the British Science Association who approved our application for a combined Kick Start grant and Youth grant, which enabled us to fund the Architecture Workshops, in addition to allowing UKS2 to exhibit their own research project, presenting to professional scientists, at a Big Bang fair next week.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this day so amazing.