Dundee Science Centre

Fife Pupils Explore Climate Change on ‘Earth Day’

Fife primary school pupils have been getting to grips with climate change, with the help of some balloons and chalk.

The visit to Dundee Science Centre by twenty-five primary three/four children from Ladybank Primary School near Cupar coincided with Earth Day (Fri 22 April 2022), the World’s largest environmental movement.


Kyle, Hannah and Harris.

The school children enjoyed various ‘Changing Climates’ activities throughout their visit. They discovered how seas and oceans are warming through demonstrations and experiments led by the Centre team, including Alanna Cairns, Science Communicator.  They also had the chance to become Climate Engineers for the day by building windmills in a Rigamajig challenge, and transported themselves 7,000 miles from Dundee to a solar plant in Chile through the Sonnedix Solar Trail exhibit.

Their teacher Ms Hazel Neil said, “We are very grateful to Dundee Science Centre for hosting these ‘Changing Climates’ activities. It’s fantastic to see children’s natural wonder about the environment cultivated in such a way that helps encourage positive climate action. By utilising these great venues we have in the community, we can better encourage the children’s interests in protecting the future of the planet.”

For more information on what Dundee Science Centre can offer, both in-person and online, visit www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk