Polar oceans talk and demonstration

McNeill, H. (Participant)

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

Description

Achaleven Primary School, Dunbeg Achaleven Primary School, Dunbeg. This was a combined talk and hands-on demonstration for P6/P7 students in a local primary school. We talked about large-scale concepts associated with planetary-scale heat and energy budgets, and conducted a hands-on demonstration of sea-ice melting and oceanic convection. The school visit was a big success: The talk/demonstration followed by a week a previous visit in which the students showed me their own work on the polar regions (they called it Polar Lands). The students were attentive, interested, and really enjoyed the demonstration.
Period2009