A Day of Scientific Exploration: Students Engage in Diverse Learning Activities and Discover the Wonders of Science
Students and teachers at Dobwalls Community Primary School participated in an exciting science day with a national theme centered on making connections and exploring the impact of technology on our world. The day began with a riveting assembly led by Mrs. Thomas, which delved into the lives of famous scientists and the various types of technology that we interact with every day, from farms and watches to petrol pumps.
Year 6 students were privileged to have an excellent design engineer from Babcock visit them in the morning, providing a valuable opportunity for the children to think about their future careers and how their learning at school prepares them for possible careers.
Throughout the day, students of all ages engaged in a wide range of activities, including Early Years pupils who explored different communication methods and even made their own telephones. Meanwhile, Year 1 students focused on building strong structures, Year 2 students investigated fingerprints and their purposes in technology, Year 3 students learned about and made robotic hands, Year 4 students crafted clothes from plastic, Year 5 students created bridges to solve a problem, and Year 6 students constructed boats based on a challenge.
The children were deeply involved in scientific learning, asking many questions as they worked scientifically. Scientists and their contributions to the field were thoroughly explored, making the science day an incredibly enriching and memorable experience for all involved.