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VITRUVIAN MAN INVESTIGATION
May, 2019 No Comments Primary Science, STEAM / STEM
This May marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Often thought of primarily as an artist, Leonardo was also years or sometimes centuries ahead in the fields of science, maths and engineering.  Leonardo became an expert in the anatomy of the human body. The combination of science ...
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EQUINOX SLIME
March, 2019 No Comments Uncategorized
VERNAL EQUINOX SLIME Here at STEAMWORKS we’re always looking for new and exciting slime ideas. While experimenting with black and gold slime we started linking it to day and night, and being so close to the March 19th decided it would be a great idea to teach children about ...
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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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October, 2018 No Comments Uncategorized
OUTDOOR MATHS Still on the outdoor theme today but this time with a fun Maths activity. And at the same time, children can appreciate the glorious Autumn colours at this time of year.   The aim is to measure a particularly tall tree, but a building will do if ...
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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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