Primary Science

FIZZING BATH BOMBS
December, 2018 No Comments Primary Science, STEAM / STEM
FIZZING BATH BOMBS If you’re looking for a great activity to do with your class or with children at home, why not try these fizzing bath bombs? Wrap them up for a lovely fragrant Christmas gift!   You will need: Bicarbonate of soda Citric acid Fragrance (essential oil or ...
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INTERVIEW WITH FERN HOLROYD – YOUNG SCIENCE AMBASSADORS SCHEME
November, 2018 No Comments Primary Science, Science Ambassadors, STEAM / STEM
INTERVIEW WITH FERN HOLROYD – YOUNG SCIENCE AMBASSADORS SCHEME In today’s blog we’re talking to Fern Holroyd, the project co-ordinator for our Young Science Ambassadors scheme. Fern has been leading the project since June this year and has worked with 39 schools and teachers and over 150 children to ...
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November, 2018 No Comments Primary Science, STEAM / STEM
EVERYDAY ITEMS YOU NEVER KNEW WERE INVENTED BY ACCIDENT! What do Super Glue, Play-Doh, microwave ovens and crisps have in common? Everyday items but also chance discoveries, here are a few accidental inventions that we wouldn’t want to be without! PENICILLIN It was 1928 and Alexander Fleming was experimenting ...
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November, 2018 No Comments Primary Science, Science Ambassadors, STEAM / STEM
THE PRIMARY SCIENCE QUALITY MARK AND OUR YOUNG AMBASSADORS SCHEME The Primary Science Quality Mark is a programme to ‘develop and celebrate the profile of science teaching, learning and leadership in primary schools’.  Schools join a local hub, and up to two science leaders from each school are then ...
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SHOUT ABOUT SCIENCE!
October, 2018 No Comments Primary Science, Science Ambassadors, STEAM / STEM
SHOUT ABOUT SCIENCE In this blog we’ll be looking specifically at the way in which presentation skills are a focus in our ‘Young Ambassadors’ training days. “The national curriculum for science reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. ...
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WHATEVER THE WEATHER…
October, 2018 No Comments Primary Science, STEAM / STEM
  What an amazing summer we had – blue skies all day every day! We intended to get out with this activity with our FabLab clubs, but amazingly for Britain there were no clouds to be seen! Now it’s a perfect time to get out with the class for ...
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YOUNG SCIENCE AMBASSADORS SCHEME
September, 2018 No Comments Primary Science, Science Ambassadors, STEAM / STEM
  GET YOUR WHOLE SCHOOL BUZZING ABOUT SCIENCE! “What is science? Is it a body of facts, to be memorised and regurgitated? Or is it a method for finding out facts and testing and refining ideas?” Katherine Mathieson, TES blog. In today’s blog we’ll be looking at our Young ...
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Magic sand
September, 2018 No Comments Primary Science, STEAM / STEM
AQUA SAND Here in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire we’re almost as far from the sea as you can get in England, so we have to bring the beach here! Today’s recipe is for Aqua Sand, also known as Magic Sand. You’ll see why!   Equipment: Coloured sand (3 ...
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Fun with sand!
September, 2018 No Comments Primary Science, STEAM / STEM
FUN WITH SAND! Never mind expensive toys and computer games; sand and a bucket and spade can keep children occupied all day. Why not set up a temporary sand pit in the garden or playground for younger children? Experimenting with wet and dry sand and a variety of implements ...
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