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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) festival

Volunteers mix salt and food colouring into a flow tank for a demonstration of density
Volunteers mix salt and food colouring into a flow tank for a demonstration of density ©

21 May 2014

Earlier this year a team of five scientists, including BODC data scientist Matt Donnelly and oceanographers from the University of Liverpool, worked together to provide ocean sciences sessions to primary school children as part of a local Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) festival.

Held at the Ellesmere Port National Waterways Museum in Cheshire, around 60 children from a range of local schools had the opportunity to learn about

The sessions proved a success with the children who quickly grasped new concepts whilst getting hands on with the equipment. They asked a wide range of questions on the science, what we do with the information collected and working at sea.

It was a great opportunity to bring the fascinating world of oceanography 'into the classroom', and discuss the detailed work undertaken by BODC and researchers alike.


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