Organised by the Raising Aspirations in Science Education (RAiSE) programme alongside The City of Edinburgh Council and University of Edinburgh, activities included mind-bending and sense puzzles, making objects roll uphill and challenging reactions.
The Royal Observatory of Edinburgh, PPICS Society (Post Graduates and Post Doctorates of the Institute of Chemical Sciences) from Heriot-Watt, Generation Science, Edinburgh College and Fun Scientists were also involved in the day held at Leith Academy.
Juliet Lunniss, Primary Science Development Officer for the RAiSE programme in Edinburgh, said:
“We are working hard to improve the enjoyment and engagement of STEM-related subjects in Edinburgh’s classrooms.
“A recent report by our programme discovered that almost 90% of primary pupils say they enjoy science so it is vitally important we harness that enthusiasm at this age. Where we know this works most effectively is when that excitement is shared beyond the four walls of the classroom.