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See Science – a dynamic, independent educational and enrichment consultancy

See Science is committed to supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) delivery across the whole of Wales to all schools, FE colleges HE Institutions and community groups.

We offer a range of products and services that support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects in Wales within a real world context.

Workshops and Projects

See Science offer a variety of bilingual STEM workshops and CPD for schools and businesses which can be tailored to suit your individual needs – read more here.

Find out about the current projects See Science has initiated or is involved with here – and our previous projects here.

STEM Ambassador Hub Wales

STEM Hub logoSee Science coordinate the STEM Ambassador Hub in Wales to help inspire young people about STEM.

We keep schools in Wales informed about high-quality activities that they can access to enrich and enhance the STEM curriculum and enable them to use a range of STEM Ambassadors, so that teachers can incorporate into their teaching exemplary links to the world of work.

You can request a STEM Ambassador for your school, STEM Club or community group here.

CREST Awards

CREST logoCREST is Britain’s largest national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. CREST brings science to life by offering young people aged 11-19 opportunities to explore real world projects in an exciting and innovative way.

See Science is the Regional CREST Support Organisation (RCSO) Wales. We provide expert guidance throughout the CREST Awards scheme. 

Read more about See Science and CREST here.

Resources, activities and providers

Follow these links for comprehensive lists of up-to-date resources, activities and external providers offering STEM-related activities or services.

Feedback


"The project has definitely strengthened transition links, made us consider teaching skills in different ways and equipped pupils with a stronger drive to pursue a career in science in the future. Many thanks all!! Please feel free to pilot any schemes on our family of schools in the future."

Read more feedback and testimonials about See Science's services and projects here.

News

Greenpower Goblins Race to the Finish!

The products of 5 months work by Primary pupils in South Wales were showcased at the Renishaws Greenpower Goblin event on Saturday June 9th. Pupils had been building sustainable electric kit cars mentored by STEM Ambassadors or engineers. Yr 5 & 6 pupils worked on the build in teams, driving the cars through drag races, chicanes, circuits and assessed for sustainable design, engineering knowledge and team work.

This is a fantastic and inspiring opportunity for schools. STEM Ambassadors Bob Love and Ben Mason supervised Edwardsville Primary (Quakers Yard) and St Philip Evans (Cardiff) respectively.

Renishaw Miskin STEM Ambassador team acted as judges, guides, circuit builders and safety guards at the event.

  • Primary Schools at the finals were: Caedraw, Croesty, Llanilltud, Millfield, Nantymoel, St Julians, St Philip Evans, Ysgol Gyradd Tonyrefail, and Edwardsville.
  • Nottage Primary were overall winners. All teams had additional points for Portfolios
  • St Philip Evans has an additional award for Greenest Bodywork. Edwardsville for Best Presented Team.

The testimony from the teachers, pupils and STEM Ambassadors was overwhelmingly high:

"In 30 years of teaching I have never seen pupils so inspired and engaged in a project. The project has made an impact on their learning associated with the curriculum. Next year it will be a fixture in the timetable" Mr Davies, Headteacher Edwardsville Primary.

"Bob was superb, we would never had completed the project without him" Catherine Price Science Coordinator

"This has been the best year I have ever had in school" Jack yr 6 Edwardsville

"Pupils were excellent, well behaved and worked really hard on the project" Ben Mason mentoring St Philip Evans Primary

STEM and Archaeology – a successful partnership

STEM Ambassador Poppy Hodkinson has been working with 5 primary schools in Cardiff to develop a new workshop: STEM and Archaeology.

Poppy asked STEM Ambassador Coordinator Sian Ashton to source the schools and teacher interest. A draft of the project was sent to teachers.

Following interviews with teachers, Poppy developed the workshop matching key curricular topics (graphs, investigation, discussion, critical analysis,) with the Scientific principles of Archaeology. ‘You Are What You Eat’ covers Isotopes, Food Chains, Strontium maps and Nutrition.

Sian Ashton SA Coordinator attended a session at St Peter’s Primary, the teacher response was overwhelmingly positive and an immediate request for return in June was made.

Poppy is conducting evaluation interviews with all teachers involved.

Sian arranged a meeting with Poppy and Community Archaeologist Keith Edge in Neath Port Talbot.  The workshop is now planned to be run at Groes Primary School Margam. Plans are also in progress to run the workshop at a Country Park where schools and community groups will be invited to a STEM – Archaeology day.

"This workshop ticks so many boxes: it was inclusive and stimulating for pupils. We as teachers learned a new way of teaching a hard topic such as Isotopes and graphs!" Mr Wild (Yr 6 Teacher).

Wet weather on a sunny day for New Inn pupils

STEM Ambassador Steve Hoselitz introduced the Water Cycle to Foundation Phase pupils at New Inn Primary, Pontypool. The half day session began with an assembly asking pupils to think about the weather in relation to where they live in Wales. 

This was followed by an interactive workshop where pupils created their own ‘weather in a bag’. They filled a bag with a small amount of water, which was placed on a windowsill to demonstrate evaporation, condensation, clouds and rain.

Steve commented, "This is the youngest selection of pupils who have taken part in the workshop and they showed a lot of enthusiasm".

Mrs Harris the Year One teacher said, "The children were really interested and they remembered lots from the assembly that Steve gave".

One reception pupil commented, "I hope it isn’t going to rain too much, I haven’t got an umbrella!"

Sea birds, South Africa and bird sick

Crickhowell Primary pupils were treated to a fascinating insight into the role of Cardiff University researchers this month. Dr Renata Medeiros and Dr Rob Thomas, both STEM Ambassadors, offered to give a talk about their work as senior lecturers at the University.

The pupils got a hands-on experience in the classroom, as they learnt about the difficult task of monitoring the European Storm Petrel - the smallest Atlantic seabird. Weighing just 25g (the same as 3 one pound coins).

During the talk the Year 5 and 6 pupils heard and imitated the sound of the tiny bird vomiting food to feed its chick. They also found out how the Storm Petrels communicate and navigate the seas around the UK and migrate all the way to South Africa each winter.

Mrs Witherstone said after the talk, "It has made me want to go and find out more about the Storm Petrel - I have so many questions following Renata and Rob’s excellent talk".

Renata commented, "The pupils were so enthusiastic, I could tell they were really enjoying handling the equipment we use, and had so many questions about the Storm Petrels".

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