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An overview of Strachur Primary Schools, Planet Earth Roadshow - an enterprising approach to teaching and learning sciences.

An overview of Strachur Primary Schools, Planet Earth Roadshow - an enterprising approach to teaching and learning sciences.

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    • Planet Earth Strachur Primary School Cross curricular project- August-October 2008
      • This Science based project included the study of -
      • Bees by P1 and P2
      • Water by P3, P4 and P5
      • The formation of rocks and soils by P6 and P7.
      • Projects were planned to include -
      • Enterprise
      • Education for Sustainable Development & Biodiversity
      • Community links
      • Health and well-being
    • P1/2 ……
      • Why are bees furry?
    • Park Rangers came to play a game they had created…
    • Scottish Bee Keepers brought a hive and honey..
    • … we grew borage and tasted honey made by lots of bees.
    • P6/7 investigation… In what way do the resources under our feet meet our needs?
      • Local Geologists explained their business to P6 and P7. They have a gold mine in Tyndrum…….
    • ..another Geologist Julian Hill helped them to find garnets in Strachur Bay….
    • ..a Geologist explained rock formations, and how volcanoes erupt.
    • The Ranger used chocolate geology to explain how a variety of rocks are formed.
    • The class visited Bonawe Furnace.
      • Links were being made to show how the resources from Planet Earth were being used.
    • Tassy Thomson came to school and the class made simple tools.
    • Two ladies from the local Archaeology Society joined us.
    • P3,4 and 5 investigated the properties and uses of fresh water and sea water.
      • They went with the Rangers to a local river and learned how to estimate levels of pollution by investigating the living organisms in the water.
    • They made interesting recipes with Lori from Loch Fyne Oysters.
    • . P3, 4, and 5 are collecting litter at the bay in Strachur. They sorted and weighed it at school . They were accompanied by a member of GRAB.
    • River models.
      • Working in cooperative groups pupils created 3D models .
      • They added labels.
      • They could talk about their river models.
    •  
    • House Activities.
      • Honey tasting for everyone!
    • … .a water quiz...
    • ..and panning for gold!
    • At the end of our project…
      • We shared what we had learned in assembly.
      • We displayed our work for Parents and Carers.
      • P1 and P2 made a talking book.
    • Our next steps..
      • P6 and 7 to visit a site with the local archaeology group.
      • P3, 4 and 5 to undertake a project called The Unsinkable Ship.
      • P1 and 2 to plant to attract bees next year.
      • For staff and pupils to evaluate the project.