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The Irish Society's Primary School and Nursery, Coleraine

The Royal Society - Growing Science


What is The Royal Society ?

The Royal Society is the oldest scientific institution in the world! It was founded in 1660 and granted a charter by King Charles II.  Its Fellows(or Members) include Isaac Newton (1672),  Stephen Hawking (1974),  Julia Slingo (2015), Brian Cox (2016) and Elon Musk (2018).

The Royal Society's motto 'Nullius in verba' is taken to mean 'take nobody's word for it'. It means that a scientist will test everything by carrying out experiments, observing and recording results, and drawing conclusions based on the evidence.

We are excited to be carrying out our "Growing Science" project, in partnership with Ulster University and supported by the Royal Society.  We are grateful to Dr Diane Lees-Murdock, Senior Lecturer at the School of Biomedical Science at Ulster University for her assistance and expertise during this project.

Through this project our children are developing the scientific skills of planning, testing, observing, recording and questioning as they explore conditions needed for seeds to germinate and for plants to grow.