PUPILS EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC QUESTIONS ON NEW WEBSITE

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Cambrian News photographer - Pictured are Nudd Lewis, Cwmni Gwerin; Richard Pritchard, designer with CAA; Fflur Davies, assistant director of CAA Cymru; and Carys Huntly, Physics PHD student at Aberystwyth University with Year 7 pupils of Ysgol Penweddig school wearing special VR Google goggles

CAA Cymru has launched a new science website for seven to 16-year-olds in the Seddon Room at the Old College, Aberystwyth.

The Cambrian News reported “The aim of the website, Cyffro a Rhyfeddod Gwyddoniaeth (The Excitement and Wonders of Science), is to stimulate thinking and encourage pupils to explore scientific questions that arise in their everyday lives further.

It will also apply the content of Science in the National Curriculum in Wales and the new WJEC GCSE science specifications.

The resource is sponsored by the Welsh Government, and written by Cerian Angharad of Cardiff-based STEM consultancy, See Science.

Fflur Davies, assistant director of CAA Cymru, said: “This resource will be available to schools through the Hwb website, with guidance for teachers on how to use it effectively with the pupils in the classroom.

“There are over 50 scientific questions for learners to consider, as well as suggestions for various activities and experiments. The website will be a highly valuable Welsh-medium resource for schools in Wales.”

A group of Year 7 pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig, Aberystwyth, attended the launch and were given a talk on the solar system and planets by Dr Huw Morgan of the Department of Physics at Aberystwyth University.

They also took part in various scientific-based activities and the event will be available on the internet to other schools, and on the CAA Cymru website, www.aber.ac.uk/caa, following the event.

CAA Cymru is one of Wales’ largest educational resources publishers and produces high quality books and digital resources in both Welsh and English. It has published approximately 2,500 publications since it was established in 1982″ here.

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