During last week a Science Fair took place in Primary and we all became scientists.
Throughout the week, students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade performed different tasks and experiments. Some created an electrical circuit, others built an air-powered car and others made a volcano erupting. But we went a little further, because with the help of explanatory murals, the students of these three courses had to show their works and explain to the little ones the scientific foundations of each of their experiences.
Children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade also made “straw powered rockets”, lava lamps and grew some plant seeds.
In addition, students from the higher levels went to the laboratory to learn how a microscope works and could use it to observe the cells of an onion. And on the other hand, boys from 1st to 3rd had the opportunity to learn about the functioning of various systems of the human body using “magic shirts”. Thanks to an app installed on an iPad, focusing on the shirt you could see the inside of the body and observe the digestive system, the circulatory system, the locomotor system…
This was another opportunity to learn about ecosystems, electricity, forces, energy, the human body and plant kingdom. It is possible that in these days more than one student has discovered his scientific vocation and perhaps, one day, he will become a Nobel Prize.