Using CREST at home during COVID-19
The ongoing COVID-19 situation has resulted in many families working from home, meaning parents are having to juggle new ways of working while engaging children throughout the day. CREST Awards are a fantastic opportunity to showcase ways your children can be engaged in science-based activities with very few resources.
Everything regarding the CREST Awards scheme remains unchanged, with a wealth of Awards-qualifying activities free and available on the CREST website. Teachers and parents are also still able to apply for CREST certificates online for students who have fulfilled the Awards criteria. You can read more of our response in the CREST Help Centre.
These CREST challenges and project ideas have been selected from our library to be used at home with parental support or set as teacher facilitated distance learning projects.
Talking Science at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
Talking Science at RAL is a series of fascinating and FREE monthly scientific lectures by invited speakers that usually take place at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory every month between September and June. Currently all talks are online so you can sign-up from anywhere! More information about these talks can be found on our website: www.stfc.ac.uk/rltalkingscience.
The next confirmed talk is:
Friday 12 June (18:00) - Saving the Mary Rose cannonballs (all ages) by Hayley Simon: When Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, sunk off the coast of Portsmouth on 19th July 1545, she took over 1,200 cast iron cannonballs with her into the depths of the Solent. Since excavation in the 1980s, the cannonball collection has begun to rust and degrade, despite conservation efforts to minimise loss. This talk shows how cutting-edge scientific analysis performed at Diamond Light Source – the UK’s national synchrotron facility – has enabled us to begin to understand how this unique Tudor collection corrodes and why different preservation treatments have either failed or succeeded to conserve the artefacts.
Here's a helping hand from the Eden Project Schools Team
We’re full of admiration for the unprecedented work that you and your schools are doing to support your children and young people’s health and education during this most difficult of times. Thank you.
To support you we’ve gathered all of our resources for learners at home, and for teachers supporting learners at home, in one place – in our new Eden at home section.
Remote Teaching Support from the Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry have a section of their Education website, edu.rsc.org, dedicated to remote learning. There are sections for primary schools, videos of secondary practical lessons and information on careers.
Sign up for an account with them and get unlimited access to a welath of resources!
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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.