Fulton School for the Deaf Visits UKZN Science Centre
UKZN’S Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC) hosted 12 highly enthusiastic learners and three Teachers from Durban’s Fulton School for the Deaf.
‘I think they had a great time and enjoyed their visit,’ said Science Centre Co-ordinator, Dr Tanja Reinhardt. ‘We did a rock box workshop and a geological time workshop with them.’
While Rienhardt led the workshop and a tour of the Science Centre and Geology Museum, one of the Fulton teachers interpreted what she was saying.
‘The school brought learners from all grades. Even though the Geological Time workshop is designed for high school learners, the Fulton Primary learners managed well and enjoyed the walk along the time line,’ said Reinhardt.
During the rock box workshop, learners used hand lenses and drizzled acid on to rocks and also did very well in identifying rocks from KwaZulu-Natal.
In the Geology Museum they looked at sand and slices of rocks through the microscope and saw “glow in the dark rocks”.
Most exciting of all for the Fulton learners was the model of a tsunami.
The accompanying Teachers thanked the Science Centre and Dr Reinhardt, commenting that it was vital for their learners to get hands-on experience.
- Sally Frost