Encounter Edu – Live Lessons
Encounter Edu designs and delivers sponsored STEM and global learning programs, transforming education inside and outside the classroom. You can sign up for this resource for FREE and join scheduled Live Lessons, broadcast online. There are free downloadable teacher books with lesson plans and resources, as well as opportunities for students to take part in remote learning, using their upcoming broadcasts. For more information, visit https://encounteredu.com/cpd/subject-updates/using-live-lessons-during-school-closures
Home Learning for Families!
FutureLearn features free online courses, with a huge variety of subject areas, from picking up some words in a new language, to learning about nature or the creative arts. Learn a new skill as a family, using videos and interactive online lessons. Sign up at www.futurelearn.com
Spot Spider Monkeys!
Perfect for some home science, Zooniverse and the BSA need Citizen Scientists to form an armchair army! The task: protect the forest by finding spider monkeys. How? Using thermal imaging cameras, feedback online on the images where you can see monkeys glow! Watch a short video, look for any monkeys and just tell us “yes” or “no”. Only 17% of the task is complete, so join in and help out! This would be a lovely classroom starter/plenary, or a home learning activity. Visit the British Science Week website or click here to find out more!
Experimental – bring Science home.
The Royal Institute in London has an online section containing a series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children. The films give you lots of ideas for activities that will help you explore the world around you, question and experiment together. There are ‘hands-on’ activities with plenty of learning opportunities and a chance for fun! Visit www.rigb.org/experimental
The STEM Learning website has a dedicated section of their website specifically designed for parents/carers to engage their children in activities that inspire them to learn more about the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Simply Google: STEM Learning Parents, or click here.
The Great Science Share
The annual campaign to inspire primary and secondary children to share their scientific questions with new audiences runs again for 2020. GSS encourages students to ask and investigate their own questions – with no boundaries! Students can share work they have done in school or at home, with the community. The website gives guidance on organising a sharing event, as well as scientist answering children’s questions in videos, blogs and Twitter. Visit www.greatscienceshare.org
CREST Awards: Challenging and thought-provoking, real-world STEM projects for young people of all ages.
CREST is a scheme that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers. The awards include resources with all the activities needed for every age range. It could be done as class activities, as a STEM club, as a whole-school initiative… some of the activities could be done at home using everyday household items. Resources are free to download, and children can be certified form £1 per child. Find out more at www.crestawards.org