Students in 7-8 AB and KS4TT participated in a Sensory Seaside STEM event run by the STEM Ambassador Hub. This was an online event looking at the features of the seaside, the animals that live there as well as the impact of pollution on wildlife. Students were encouraged to explore the seaside in a multi-sensory way, tasting the saltiness of the sea, listening to the sounds of the waves and feeling the oily water from a spillage. They conducted scientific experiments to see the impact of an oil spill on the feathers of birds. Students found that the oil sticks to the feathers which makes it hard for the birds to fly.
Students listened carefully to the event which helped bring our Geography work on Coastlines to life and also allowed us to further explore the seaside as a habitat in Science.