Pupils from Kilbarchan Primary School will be experiencing chemistry and mixing up some mysterious mixtures in the lab when Generation Science, a touring programme of science shows delivered by the Edinburgh International Science Festival visits their school next week.

Get Fizzy is a chemistry workshop for beginners where pupils learn about solids, liquids, gases and fizzes and how some mixtures can react and even go BANG!

Mrs Fiona Mackenzie Head Teacher at Kilbarchan Primary School, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Generation Science tour to the school. For some of our pupils Get Fizzy is their first ever introduction to chemistry. It is hands-on and makes science fun and enjoyable.”

Councillor Jim Paterson, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Policy Board, said: “It’s great to see initiatives such as ‘Get Fizzy’ giving our children a keen interest in science. Encouraging children to get involved in science during their early school years could well see them choose to enter the scientific field in their future careers.”

Joan Davidson, Head of Education, Generation Science said: “Generation Science is all about improving the provision of science education in Scottish primary schools and we do this with a team of incredibly enthusiastic science communicators whose energy and passion for delivering engaging science, inspires young learners and brings science to life in the classroom.”

Get Fizzy is one of 15 curriculum based, fun, interactive science shows and workshops created by Generation Science that are designed to improve the provision of science education in Scottish primary schools and support teachers to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence.

Generation Science powered by EDF Energy will tour primary schools throughout Scotland over the spring and summer terms (29 Jan to 18 May 2018). It is the UK’s largest primary science education outreach provider and each year, the team visit over 600 primary schools throughout Scotland travelling to the most northern schools in Shetland, to the Borders, and to some of the remotest schools on the Western Isles.

Over the last 27 years since Generation Science was launched, the team has reached well over 1 million pupils in Scotland with their extensive programme covering topics related to Planet Earth, Technologies, Biological Systems, Forces, Electricity and Waves; and Materials.

Paul Winkle, EDF Energy’s Scottish Business Director said: “Generation Science’s shows and workshops are great for sparking inquiring minds which is why EDF Energy continues to support them year on year. We hope that by bringing science into the classroom and making it fun, pupils taking part can see how exciting it can be and be inspired to study science or engineering in the future.”