What teachers are saying
…we had our parent teacher interviews on Monday… it was amazing how many parents commented about the [S]EM, so it clearly left a lasting impact on the kids.
Having access to the SEM was a pretty amazing experience for me as a Primary School teacher…It was a great opportunity for the students to see what scientists might be doing in labs and how they research. Once I got over the fear of doing damage to the…equipment, along with the awe of what we were exploring…. we were all able to become pretty adept. It ended up being a great collaborative exercise in STEM learning together. We all really get what micro and nano are now – 5 year olds to teens. What a blast!!! Thanks again and again.
Children began using the correct terminology and physically took part in moving the microscope around to adjust the focus, contrast and brightness to create a clear image. Inquiry based learning was at an all-time high as questions were flowing … My favourite part of the week would have to be watching the pure amazement on each child’s face as we discovered parts of a mini-beast or object that we never knew was there.
Thanks again – wow that SEM is just fantastic and Jess was so well prepared and wonderful with the kids.