Fairview Primary School

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STEM

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning.

Each class in our school participates in a number of STEM projects during the year. On this page we will add pictures of the various projects as the year progresses.


Primary 7 Bridge Building

The P7 pupils researched a range of bridge styles and structures and compared them to each other. We discussed the fact that different bridge designs are suitable to different situations.
The bridges researched were: * Arch Bridges
                                              * Truss Bridges
                                              * Beam Bridges
                                              * Cantilever Bridges
                                              * Suspension Bridges

The next task was to build a suitable bridge using waste materials. The pupils worked in groups to plan their design and consider the materials required for construction. The next step was to make the bridges!! Have a look.