Graphic designer, Lindsay, has 2 children, ages 9 and 7. As well as being a governor at her children’s school, she designed and administers the school website. Last term she ran an after-school animation club, showing pupils how to make
We’re pleased to share our press release for the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious funded project. Please view, download, share and generally spread the word. The focus for this project is on engineers, technologists and technicians based in the South
We are very excited to announce that The School Gate SET has been awarded an RAE “Ingenious” grant! This awards scheme supports innovative projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering. awards scheme for projects that engage the public
School Science Club? Just do it. I love Science. I really do! I love the challenges it poses, the buzz of making sense of problems, the excitement of checking whether an experimental approach has worked, the never ending questions and,
For my final activity idea for the week – Angry Birds Catapult *- I must give full credit to Phil Robbins, the STEM Ambassador who co-ran the Pixies Hill STEM Club with me for 2 years. I realise Angry Birds is
This activity will open children’s eyes to something they take completely for granted … bar codes. I’m including a pdf of my “Cracking Bar Codes” powerpoint slides you can use to show the children, or you could adapt the information
Activity Idea: Jenga Overhang This challenge is to see how far you can get the furthest Jenga block to stick out beyond the edge of the table. No tape, glue or any other materials can be used – just the
Mixing together cornflour and water to make a non-newtonian liquid is great fun – it’s not only the kids who enjoy this one! You can choose to simply demonstrate it as in Mark Miodownik’s step-by-step instructions on the BBC website*.
Jelly Baby Wave Machine by Kate Bellingham The jelly baby wave machine is not my idea – I found it on an excellent video with Alom Shaha.* It is designed to be a demonstration for secondary school physics pupils, but
Guest post by Karen Dickens Back in 2007, I was fortunate to be involved at the outset of the Science Sisters project in Christchurch, Dorset. The project was the brain-child of Dr Jan Peters and funded by UKRC & EU.