Last week, Class 5 and 6 participated in a virtual STEM morning with a focus on protecting our planet. This linked the children’s learning from the past term from English, science and geography.
During the first session, children were learning about protecting forests and earth. After watching the virtual session, they then had to create their own forest and look at ways of reducing flooding within their forest.
During the second session, the children learnt about protecting ice. The children learnt all about rising sea temperatures and the causes of this. They were also introduced to some scientists working in the Arctic to gather data on rising temperatures, as well as being introduced to Boaty McBoat Face – the British lead boat in a fleet of three robotic lithium battery–powered autonomous underwater vehicles of the Autosub Long Range class. The children then had to work in groups to create a cartesian diver model to demonstrate the principles of buoyancy.