We had a STEM day in St. Declan’s today in our PE Hall. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It is an approach to learning, and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It helps children learn key skills including problem solving and creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.
Each class presented a science experiment and all the classes came out to try the experiments. Some of the experiments were floating and sinking, fingerprints, catapults, rainbow skittles, lava lamps, lego robotics, what a plant needs to live, car racing to test speed, static energy, exploring sound, static race, parachutes exploring gravity, how do penguins stay dry?, artbots, water vortex experiment, glass bottle xylophone, light refraction, rain cloud in a car, salt and pepper experiment.
The children had great fun and learnt lots of interesting facts. Thank you to Mr Mc Loughlin for organising the day.