Science - Learning with added bang
Generation Science, a provider of touring, primary education science events in the UK, has launched its 2011 programme.
It includes three new workshops: "Fur, Feather, Skin and Scales", giving pupils the opportunity to discover the difference between the five vertebrate groups through handling real animals; "Fizz, Boom, Bang", a chance to make colourful and sometimes explosive concoctions; and a schools' version of this year's Edinburgh Science Festival sell-out, the "Cosy Cosy Game Show", which follows a daytime TV-style show format and focuses on insulation and saving energy in the home.
From January to May next year, the GS team of science communicators will tour Scotland bringing science to life with a range of shows and workshops delivered in the classroom. The programme's 15 shows and workshops cover: our planet earth; materials; biological systems; forces, electricity and waves; and technologies.
Professor Jack Jackson, former national science specialist at HMIE, said: "The shows and workshops complement the school's science curriculum by reinforcing classwork and providing pupils with first-hand experiences of innovative and exciting science activities, as well as allowing them to use equipment, resources and expertise that are not normally available in schools."