Year 8 STEM club continues to meet every Thursday after school in S21. Since the new year we have had a seaweed workshop from the Loughs Agency where the pupils found out about the importance of seaweed as a superfood, including taste tests.
Pupils have made a variety of different glues testing their strength and used chocolate to engineer different shaped beams investigating how many 100g masses each could withstand!
Last week Karen Healy, environmental officer from Creggan Country Parks met up with the students and pupils made bat and bird boxes. Projects coming up later this term include:
- crystal growing
- is food a good fuel?
- making a vortex cannon
- a global experiment using hydrogels
After Easter Year 8 pupils will be receiving seeds from the International Space Station and will be taking part in a UK based project alongside The Royal Horticultural Society to investigate the growth of the seeds which have been in space. you may have already have watched Tim Peake during his broadcasts on television- watch this space for further updates.