To create the future
Keen to be wee professors
science, stories and songs to capture the attention of little scientists. She added: “I’ve found my dream job.” The motto of the group is ‘Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand,’ and Kirsty also enjoys practising the experiments at home with Rex, who will soon turn one.
And she admits there is one subject that is guaranteed to grab the children’s attention.
She said: “Each class has a theme. One of the recent topics was digestion or the journey of food. The experiment involved crushing up Weetabix and adding water to simulate the chewing process.
“The mixture was then put in a ziplock bag, which represented the stomach and the kids squished it about.
“The children then put the mush in a pair of tights representing the intestines and squeezed the water out of it, resulting in a semi-solid mass – the poop.
“All children love anything poorelated so this is one of their favourite topics. “It’s amazing what resources there are out there to teach kids science. The kids all get the chance to wear a white coat, which they love, and none of them are afraid to get their hands dirty. The messier the better.”
For more info on Kirsty’s science classes, see www. facebook.com/MiniProfessors L a n a rks h i reandS ou t h Glasgow/
Encouraging Kirsty Brown from Cambuslang has started her own Mini Professors group
Dirty work Children love getting stuck in at the Mini Professor classes