Presentation on theme: "Inspiring Science- Primary School Initiative. Inspiring Science In 2008, Science in Society hosted 15 "inspiring science" shows at the Magee, Jordanstown."— Presentation transcript:
Inspiring Science In 2008, Science in Society hosted 15 "inspiring science" shows at the Magee, Jordanstown and Coleraine campuses for primary school children, aged 9-11 in Northern Ireland. 4848 pupils from 106 schools attended the events. The aim of the inspiring science initiative was to promote science to P6 and P7 primary school children in a fun and interesting way and to run a “inspiring science” young scientist of the year 2008 competition. The "Young Scientist" competition involved children carrying out a piece of hypothesis driven research (of their own choice) and reporting on it.
“The 'Magical Science & Engineering Show' is not a show for the timid as it involves erupting volcanoes, vats of giant bubbles, buckets of oozy slime, magical colour changes and disappearing acts, but most of all lots of whizz bang explosions!! Sue McGrath - a scientist turned magician-of-sorts - delivers a wacky, energetic and dramatic performance which not only delivers real experiential learning opportunities based on the world around us, but also touches on the serious message of the repercussions of human activity on the global environment. The show aims to stimulate curiosity and imagination within your pupils so they ultimately leave the show wanting to embark on their own science journey of discovery!” Electricity, Gravity, Energy and Forces, Molecules, Reactions, Compounds, Acids/Alkali, Friction, Sound, Recycling
“It was very important to learn… I loved it!!!” “It was absolutely amazing” “It was fantastic and I learned a lot of things.” “It was the best science show EVER!” “It was the best show I’ve ever seen” “Thank – you very much… after I watched the show I now know science isn’t boring” “It was very good and I hope you can inspire more schools and it couldn’t have been any better… Thank you!” “It was weird wacky and wonderful” “I thought it was Brilliant, Excellent, very, very Good “ “100%” “I would love to see it again” “It was amazing… I now want to be a scientist when I’m older” 5 * Student Evaluations Thank you for the fun stuff we learnt about science, it was SO COOL!!
Teacher Evaluations Thank you! A great show!! We loved the show… Thank you Excellent delivery: Kept children's attention Thank you V. enjoyable I feel that the benefit of the show was that children became enthused by science and this was certainly achieved! Well done Great use of every day items found easily for us to use at school & home Scientist Sue was brilliant - a great rapport with pupils – Super Excellent! Fun filled Science!! The scientific concepts content chosen were an excellent choice Excellent idea for a show – Sue kept the kids spell-bound & interested Thank you Fabulous Well timed Safety conscious All schools had at least 1 participant. You can see the students’ really enjoyed themselves The children realised that science is both exciting & interesting Super fun for Kids