Register NOW for The Great Science Share for Schools. 15 June
An annual campaign to inspire young people to share their scientific questions with new audiences.
The Great Science Share for Schools is the award-winning campaign that invites 5-14 year olds to share their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and inspire young people into science and engineering.
The Question Maker which inspires young people to discuss and ask questions together on the issue of Climate Change is very popular.
You could use a video clip, book or newspaper to start a conversation and develop some questions that would lead to science inquiries suitable for home, classrooms, schools and communities.
A great opportunity to share what you did during British Science Week!
So much preparation is already underway to make 2021 even more successful. Keep up to date with what’s on when by registering your interest. They’ll be monthly announcements and activities culminating on the 15th June.
Put students at the centre of the action with Energy Quest!
We’re calling on all students aged 11 to 14 to help us save the day. In this new workshop, they’ll embed learning about energy sources and energy transfer as they put themselves in the shoes of engineers to design a solution to power a mobile phone.
This free 2-hour Energy Quest workshop, funded by Shell, is a great way to revisit core curriculum content and bring relatable role-models into the classroom.
Would you like a trained facilitator to run a remote session with your students? We’re booking workshops for the summer term and beyond – get in touch today to reserve your spot!
Digital Skills activity for Primary Teachers: Delivering a computer programme session through Lego Robotics
Tuesday May 4th, 4pm - 5pm Online
Join the team at British Computer Society South Wales. Having developed a workshop for KS2 pupils they are now working with 3 primary teachers supporting the digital skills competency framework for the new curriculum.
The team welcome reaching out to more schools with these unmissable opportunities:
Resources, support for teachers, live online workshops for pupils and a lesson plan to assist classroom learning.
Teachers and STEM Ambassadors are welcomed to take part in the session.
Using LEGO EV4 kits pupils gain expertise in programming, construction, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy and creativity.
Part of the workshop includes literacy and creative ideas using investigations relevant to everyday life.
CREST in the secondary curriculum - new curriculum mapping resource for teachers
The British Science Association, supported by Gatsby Charitable Foundation, has published a new resource to help secondary science teachers across the UK to embed interactive, practical STEM learning within lessons. This free resource consists of a downloadable guidance booklet and supporting Excel workbooks that map individual Bronze, Silver and Gold CREST Award projects onto each area of the secondary science curricula of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
‘Investigative Practical Science in the Curriculum: Making it Happen’ is a valuable tool for teachers looking to refresh their lessons and engage their students with open-ended, extended investigative STEM projects – especially after an extended period away from the classroom. Based on a pilot study with schools across England, the guidance booklet includes several case studies detailing how CREST projects were used by the pilot schools to successfully teach A-level, BTEC and KS3 lessons to students of all learning abilities across Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Find the resource here.
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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.
STEM Ambassador Hub Wales
See 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.
Participating in the STEM Ambassador programme is easier than ever via the STEM Ambassador website, designed to put you in control of your STEM Ambassador experience.
How do I use the website to engage with STEM Ambassadors?
You can register and request a STEM Ambassador through the website whenever you want and wherever you are.
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.
Registering and requesting a STEM Ambassador via the website is quick and easy. You can access the website on your smartphone, tablet or PC whenever it's convenient.
CREST 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
"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.