Discovering the scientists of the future
St Mary's CE First School at Newfields has been supported by the science department of Berwick Academy in its initiative to find scientists of the future.
St Mary’s headteacher Gary Hilton explained that by working with the STEM Hub in north Northumberland, both schools are creating good opportunities for young students to experience a wide range of experiments and learning opportunities to hopefully ignite a passion for science and the exciting job opportunities it can offer.
Last week the children at St Mary’s discovered how penguins survive in the extremely cold conditions of the Antarctic, using a range of technology and old fashioned science investigation techniques.
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Although the laser thermometers and thermal cameras were a hit with the children, it was the ice testing with blubber gloves made of lard that was the favourite experiment of all.