Science Aglow – A British Science Association Event
Friday 15th March 2015 with St Teilo’s, St Francis and Pembroke Dock Community School.
Rock Pooling at Lydstep Haven
Wednesday 18th March 2015 with Springboard from St Mark’s School.
Rock Pooling at St Bride’s Haven
Thursday 19th March 2015 with Mount Airey School.
Solar Eclipse at Pembrokeshire College
Friday 20th March – view from the Darwin Centre office.
Freshwater Sampling at Colby Woodland Gardens
Friday 20th March 2015 with Ysgol y Frenni.
Gene Therapy: Hacking Our Genetic Code – British Science Association Events
Friday 20th March 2015 – Two lectures by Dr Simon Waddington from University College London. One for secondary school pupils at Tasker Milward School and another for the general public at Pembrokeshire College.
Join us and Dr Simon Waddington for a lecture on Gene Therapy – part of British Science Week 2015. Simon is the leader of the Gene Transfer Technology Group at UCL. Their goal is to develop genetic medicine/gene therapy for early on set genetic diseases. Check out this 2 minute video for an overview of their research!
Here’s a nice article in the Milford Mercury about our recent trip to Tidal Energy ltd with pupils from Ysgol Dewi Sant.
Tuesday 11th March 2015: Liddeston Ridge Solar Park & the Port of Milford Haven with Ysgol Dewi Sant.
29 pupils from year 8 in Ysgol Dewi Sant had a tour of the Solar Park at Liddeston Ridge with Tim from the Port of Milford Haven. The Solar Park has 20,000 photovoltaic panels which generate enough electricity to power around 1,000 homes every year!
The afternoon was spent at the Port of Milford Haven with Sara, Sue, Brian and John who spoke about the responsibilities of the Port and the available careers. Brian the Water Ranger took the pupils to see Port Control and its staff that control and guide all of the traffic using the Port of Milford Haven which is the UK’s third largest port.
We teamed up with Cancer Research UK Cardiff Centre to bring the largest Cancer Research UK event in Wales to the Merlin Theatre in Pembrokeshire College.
To celebrate British Science Week 2015 we will be bringing Dr Simon Waddington from University College London to Pembrokeshire College on Friday 20th March (6:30pm – 8:00pm) to tell us about his research into gene therapy. For a sneak peak of his research have a look at this short film on you tube!
Tuesday 24th February 2015: Tidal Energy ltd with Pembrokeshire College students.
We took seven keen STEM students from Pembrokeshire College to meet Clive from Tidal Energy ltd. He gave them a presentation on the DeltaStream Tidal Energy Demonstration Project before showing them the device that is on the quay in Pembroke Dock. Tidal Energy ltd are waiting for suitable weather and tidal conditions to place the device into Ramsey Sound – fingers crossed for the end of March! Gareth from radio Pembrokeshire also came along to interview Marten, Clive and one of the students Ben.
Friday 13th February 2015: The Tidal Energy ltd installation site at St Justinian’s with Ysgol Dewi Sant.
10 pupils from Ysgol Dewi Sant whom we will be working with regularly over the next two years joined us at St Justinian’s to meet Clive from Tidal Energy ltd. These pupils saw the DeltaStream tidal turbine last week in Pembroke dock, this visit was to show them the test site; the control rooms and how the energy will be taken from the turbine to the grid (and all of the steps in between).
After the visit to St Justinian’s we set up a workshop back in the classroom with Tim Brew. Tim brought along his shake powered torches his bike which the pupils used to power light bulbs. After making notes on what they had learnt from Clive earlier on in the day they all got stuck into a wind turbine investigation. They discussed how to make it a fair test and made a prediction on what they thought the outcome of the investigation would be. They then tested their predictions by measuring the number of volts produced by their wind turbines when they changed the length and width of the blades.
Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th February 2015: Ysgol Eglwyswrw, Ysgol Llandudoch & Ysgol Clydau at the Ocean Lab in Goodwick.
The Sea Trust in the Ocean Lab in Goodwick kindly let us use their fantastic space which meant we could team up with Ginny and Russ from Silent World To You (SW2U) to deliver a day of activities based on adaptations and numeracy.
The classes were split into two, half went with Ginny and Russ to learn about their exotic animals, their adaptations and what they like to eat before having a handling session.
The other half were with the us and we taught them how to take measurements using vernier callipers. Once they had the hang of it we ventured outside to do some push netting to catch different creatures to measure. Once back indoors the pupils measured 5 different things that they had caught. The measurements were recorded in a table along with the adaptations of the animal/seaweed that they had measured.
At lunch time the groups swapped over so each pupil had their own data set to take back to school to carry out follow up work with their teachers.