Moffats science

Science, science and more science was the theme at Moffats School recently, as pupils found out about discoveries and experiences in its many fields. Two expert guests, marine biologist Alison Curtis and GM plant researcher Dr Fiona Corke, talked to the pupils about their work, inviting them to try on diving equipment, examine seeds under the microscope and ask questions. The new school pond was surveyed for the first time, revealing a surprising amount of insect life after only six weeks.

The whole school also spent a morning building bird boxes and bug hotels for the school grounds. In addition, lessons in other subjects focused on scientific topics which included including Marie Curie, scientists of the Stuart age and the origins of chemical symbols.

Moffats head Robin McCarthy said, “We like to think we can make any subject exciting, but this wonderful week has put science right at the top of the pile for the moment, with the staff as enthused as the pupils!”

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