Carrying on with our IDL project on energy the pupils created some stunning art work in January.

During January P5-7 pupils have been investigating electricity as part of their Energy IDL.

On 1st December the P5-7 class visited the Newton Room in Thurso where they operated on a pretend patient to biopsy a lump, analyse the cells then diagnose the problem. They also had the opportunity to compare lungs from a smoker and a non-smoker. Everyone was shocked at the look of the smoker’s lungs and their reduced function.

On 3rd November Donald Mitchell the countryside rangers joined us. He spoke to us about mammals that we can find in our area and mammals that used to live here but are now extinct. He then let us sketch some of his mammals skulls.

Tongue Primary joined forces with Farr Primary for the Caithness International Science Festival in September.

The children from both schools enjoyed a visit from Edinburgh University School Of Chemistry on 26th September in Farr Primary where they created their own glitter shakers.  In this experiment they tested to discover whether oil and water mix.

On 27th September they teamed up once more to enjoy a visit from Dynamic Earth’s Planetarium, this time hosted by Tongue Primary.