On Thursday 23rd February, the STEM bus visited RSD for an exciting and informative learning experience, where Year 13 Biology students undertook a variety of practical experiments.
Launched in 2009, the STEM Module is a mobile laboratory and workshop equipped with everything required to deliver a state of the art learning experience to schools across the province. The STEM Module is constantly on the move across Northern Ireland, delivering a variety of exciting and informative courses across the province.
The STEM concept aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as career choices for young people. The STEM Module brings the subjects closer to schools and pupils by allowing them access to high-quality equipment and resources. The STEM bus is equipped with an assortment of advanced resources, including a scanning electron microscope and 3D printers.
Year 13 Biologists were given some practical demonstrations by their STEM instructor Kelly, after which they were given the opportunity to carry out an A2 ‘haemotography’ practical in preparation for their 2018 course. The presentation given to the pupils by STEM was extremely useful in covering material needed for the Biologists’ A2 course they will undertake next school year.
The year 13 Biologists, teachers and the school would like to thank STEM NI for this opportunity to gain an advanced understanding of their subject, outside of their usual classroom environment.