STEM Week 2016

British Science Week (STEM Week) is a programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. This year’s STEM week at Perins was launched by Ian Dunne, ‘The Professor’, who performed his Science Magic Show to pupils from Year 7, 8 and 9. It was a high energy, entertaining performance which the students thoroughly enjoyed.

There were a number of different science activities for students to take part in throughout the week. They have had the opportunity to explore areas of science which they may not have encountered before. This began with a pigeon dissection at the start of the week, followed by an array of different activities including making robots, building machines that sprayed edible powder onto cakes, crafting DNA necklaces and working in teams to build bridges.

The week was concluded by an educational trip to Marwell Zoo. The students participated in workshops learning about natural selection and why variation is important for species survival. It has been a fantastic week of scientific discovery for the students which has given them the opportunity to take their science learning beyond the classroom.