STEM

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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Super Simple Slime
Super Simple Slime Whenever we ask the children what they would like to make at FABLAB, the answer is always slime. Luckily here at STEAM Works we’re a little slime obsessed and have a ridiculous number of recipes but here’s our best recipe for simple slime for you to ...
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Digital Animation Club @ Eckington Junior School
May, 2018 No Comments STEAM / STEM
Digital Animation Club @ Eckington Junior School Over the past 5weeks, we have been running a Digital Animation club and using Stop Motion to create some amazing animations at Eckington Junior School.  The children soon got to grips with the tablets, tripods, animation app and props and set about ...
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Engineers for Outreach
May, 2018 No Comments MakerEd UK, Year of Engineering
           Call for Engineers! Help to inspire a future generation! We are looking to recruit 20 engineers from a wide range of disciplines to take part in an engineering outreach scheme in South Yorkshire supported by Royal Academy of Engineering. Barnsley is building a new ...
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Speaking Science
Speaking Science in the Primary Classroom Here are some great definitions to help children talk about science in the classroom.  (taken from psb.org)   Animal homes Bird nests, beehives, and anthills. These are all animal homes. Just like our homes, they’re safe places where animals can live with their families. Axle & ...
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Using Science Ambassadors in school
Using Science Ambassadors in school Science Ambassadors in primary schools can be a great way of getting the whole school buzzing about science! We know teachers are pressed for time and that science takes a back seat over English and Maths, so we think it makes a lot of ...
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