Over 600 Year 5 students are participating in the Science Safari kids initiative In late March and early April. This was organised by Science Centre Pembroke – Malta at the Malta National Aquarium.
The students toured the aquarium tanks and worked out Maths and Science problem solving tasks displayed on their tablets. Personnel from Avantis used virtual reality headsets to engage students in a simulated seabed environment experience. Students also observed shark skulls and discussed efforts for shark conservation, during a workshop organised by Sharklab-Malta.
This initiative forms part of the STEM popularisation approach that the Directorate for Learning & Assessment Programmes embarked on, to promote STEM subjects and careers among young learners.