Together we can conserve our bees!
The Conserve B project provides schools with an opportunity to involve students in an interactive scientific experiment on British bumblebees, collecting information on the species of bumblebee found and which flowers they prefer to forage on. From the 1,200 students who have already participated in this project, many young people described the project as, ‘Excellent, hands-on, exciting, and real science’.
The project can run as part of a STEM club or during lessons, from February through to June or July 2013. The project is aimed at years 5 and 6 in primary schools and from years 7 to 11 in secondary schools. More…
The site launched last December and has now grown to feature over 250 videos, including filmed Ri events, archive (including past Christmas Lectures), original Ri Productions and the best content from across the web. More… richannel.org.
Free Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Enrichment Day!
Educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust would like to offer your school the chance to sign up to be part of 20 schools in the South Wales, Bristol and Somerset area to take part in a FREE Railway STEM Day for up to 50 Year 9 students. These are designed for students with a particular interest in, or aptitude for, problem solving, design, engineering or enterprise.
- Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Days, provide a valuable and informative insight into the world of all these subject areas and informs students about the opportunities these subjects could present to them in the future. Students work together in small groups on a design and make project that will enhance their understanding of the science and technology curriculum.
- STEM Days normally cost £595 plus expenses for each STEM Day, however, this offer is coming to you COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE!
- In addition to this exciting opportunity, we are also offering 4 lucky students the opportunity to attend a free residential course, usually worth £95 per student. More details of these residential placements will be provided to you on your STEM day.
If you are interested in learning more please feel free to contact me, Kirstin Brami, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that offers of our STEM Days are allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t miss out and sign up today to avoid disappointment! Also please note that the STEM Day needs to be delivered between 1 September and 13 February 2013.
Think Maths – talks and workshops for schools
Think Maths is run by a group of mathematics speakers who visit schools and run workshops and sessions for all ages and abilities. The team have been working together for several years, and consists of PhD students, former teachers and experienced maths communicators. The sessions are interactive, funny and cover mathematical content which will grab the attention of students and inspire them to get excited about maths. They aim to enthuse students of all abilities, while teaching them invaluable mathematical thinking skills.
Think Maths provide a range of sessions (up to an hour) for 30-100 students on topics ranging from topology, number theory, and probability to magic and maths in popular culture. New talks and workshops are always in development, and some of the speakers offer their own sessions, based on their personal specialisms.
For information regarding costs and availability go to www.think-maths.co.uk/home.
Nobelprize.org’s educational section consists of 46 productions. Of these, 29 are interactive learning games of various sorts and degrees of difficulties. Most of them also include a ‘Read more’ about the subject. For more information go to www.nobelprize.org/educational.
The Bug Club is for youngsters (5-15 approx.) interested in insects and other minibeasts. Bug Clubbers receive a colourful and exciting magazine six times a year and a variety of other benefits. To find out more go to www.amentsoc.org/bug-club.
Spacelink Learning Foundation
The Spacelink Learning Foundation is a UK Registered Charity dedicated to the use of space to improve education in secondary schools. The Spacelink Initiative will provide school teachers with the lessons and the space incentives to help them to motivate secondary school students to study STEM subjects. For more details go to www.spacelink.org.
Classroom Resources from the Science Museum
The Science Museum provides a range of classroom resources that are free or sponsored. They can be used at school, at home or in after school clubs. For more details go to www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/educators/classroom_and_homework_resources.aspx.
Turnip Starfish workshops
We run specialist award winning education workshops and have created a strong reputation in creating inclusive, vibrant and motivating environments for young people to create imaginative and innovative work. We specialise in developing young people’s aspirations, producing workshops that engage the participants in creating their own films and artwork, helping them to develop team skills, patience, persistence and technical skills.
Turnip Starfish workshops are always run by an experienced and qualified teacher and industry animation or production specialist. We bring all the technology and materials needed for all our workshops and will supply industry specification technology for young people to use. For more detail go to www.turnipstarfish.com/workshops.html.
Practical Action Global CREST Challenges
The Practical Action’s Global CREST challenges are based on real problems faced in developing countries. They are divided into five themes – water, food, energy, shelter and transport. Our resources give students ideas for starting point for projects and to help them we link to technical briefs which are used by real engineers in the field. For more information go to http://practicalaction.org/CREST and http://practicalaction.org/STEM.
Is water your topic this term?
Come to Cog Moors Environmental Education Centre for a water activity day and find out about the vital role water plays in our everyday lives All visits provided by Welsh Water Education are FREE OF CHARGE For further information, please contact Julia Brice on 02920 515621 or email email@example.com. More… www.dwrcymru.com/english/community/education/education/index.asp.
Science Made Simple
Science Made Simple, an award winning science communication company, is delighted to announce a tour week of heavily subsidised engineering show days in your area thanks to funding from the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology).www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk.
I’m a Scientist/Engineer Get me out of here
I’m a Scientist events are running from March as well as I’m an Engineer for the first time this March. Your chance to Ask, Chat and Vote! For more information go to www.imascientist.org.uk.
Mission X: Train like an Astronaut
An international challenge for students that brings the excitement of space exploration to learning about a healthy lifestyle. The activities were developed collaboratively with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), European Space Agency (ESA), scientists and fitness professionals who work directly with astronauts. The challenge is designed for students aged 8-12, but the materials will be of interest to everyone curious about space exploration and improving health. All the resources are free to download at www.trainlikeanastronaut.org. You can follow on:
- Twitter https://twitter.com/walktothemoon
- Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/MissionX-Train-Like-An-Astronaut/12804760547594
‘Survival’: a free quick-fire mobile game to raise awareness about the world’s most endangered animals
Immersive, interactive and educational, ‘Survival’ is a great way to encourage children’s curiosity for the natural world. At home, in the classroom or on-the-go, kids and adults alike will have a whale of a time as they race against the clock to tap, pinch, drag, scroll and swipe their way through a series of mini-games whilst learning about the world’s endangered species. Explore ‘Survival’ at www.arkive.org/apps/survival.
Dark Sky Wales
Dark Sky Wales is a team of enthusiastic educators and astronomers. Our range of exciting workshops and strong industrial partnerships enforce one simple aim: to inspire young minds.
From building and launching their first rocket, to being surrounded by the stars and planets on a tour through space, our services will certainly get pupils (and teachers!) excited about astronomy and science. Our workshops are available to KS 1, 2 and 3, GCSE and A-Level.