Power to the pupils at Loch

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Pupils at Loch Pri­mary School were treated to a sci­ence show to dis­cover the se­crets of elec­tric­ity.

Pri­mary four chil­dren were in­volved in a work­shop de­liv­ered by Gen­er­a­tion Sci­ence of the Ed­in­burgh In­ter­na­tional Sci­ence Fes­ti­val on the morn­ing of Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 25.

The Power from the Peo­ple pro­gramme gave pupils an un­der­stand­ing of what elec­tric­ity is and how it can be stored. They also got the op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate some them­selves us­ing spe­cially de­signed hand- pow­ered gen­er­a­tors to charge hexbugs and race them around an in­door track.

Pri­mary four/ five class teacher, Lor­raine Ste­wart, said the pupils re­ally en­joyed their morn­ing.

She added: “They couldn’t stop talk­ing about it. The pupils got to learn about elec­tric­ity and where it comes from.

“I think they re­ally en­joyed cre­at­ing their own elec­tric­ity and rac­ing the hexbugs round the track.”

Joan David­son, Gen­er­a­tion Sci­ence Man­ager said: “We are de­lighted to be tour­ing Power from the Peo­ple to Loch Pri­mary School this year.

“Over the spring and sum­mer terms we will visit over 600 schools all over Scot­land, bring­ing sci­ence to life in the class­room and sup­port­ing teach­ers to de­liver the cur­ricu­lum.”

Power from the Peo­ple is one of 17 shows and work­shops pro­vided by Gen­er­a­tion Sci­ence that are de­signed to make sci­ence fun, ex­cit­ing, easy to un­der­stand and to help teach­ers cover the school sci­ence cur­ricu­lum.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Gen­er­a­tion Sci­ence 2016 visit www.gen­er­a­tionscience. co.uk.

Sci­ence visit Gen­er­a­tion Sci­ence came to Loch Pri­mary to show the pupils where elec­tric­ity comes from

Learn­ing Fun was had by all as the kids learn about elec­tric­ity

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