Guest post by Kate Roberts (“maths geek” and mum) My child’s infants school were running a Science Week and asked for helpers via the newsletter. After a chat by phone, I dropped off some brief notes with some ideas for
By Lisa Ward This was School Gate SET volunteers in action! And the very first session I had been involved with. After I contacted them (and built on previous conversations they had had with the School Gates SET), Pixies Hill
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
The activity packs for Science Week 2016 are now available and are themed around Space. One of the “digital space” activities in the Primary Pack is Electro-dough. I hadn’t realised that play dough would conduct electricity (due to the high