Science of Us
Dr Liz Surry has had a long academic career studying the biological processes that make the heart work whilst Dom has worked on medicines development. Between them, they have over 40 years laboratory experience which they love to share in engaging and memorable ways. So our science days aren’t ‘mad’ or ‘whacky’ they are real !
Children conducting experiments, testing, recording and learning is all part of developing scientists of the future. Our super engaging, sometimes messy, experiments using real lab equipment, drives learners to discover things for themselves and develop a desire to learn about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). From developing personal hygiene, using good microbes to understanding the passage of medicines in and out of the body, adds something new to your science curriculum couldn’t be easier.
Our workshops are versatile, engaging and all link the curriculum and fulfil OFSTED criteria. Choose from Microbes - Buddies or Bullies, Small and Deadly, Marvelous Medicines, Colourific Concoctions, Dynamic Digestion and Youth First Aid.
Working Scientifically: Learning through first hand practical experiments. Using equipment to perform simple tests, make observations,
identifying and classifying, measuring, using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
Science Topics: (dependent on year group) The needs of animals and humans and the structure of their bodies. The importance of certain foods, and hygiene. Habitats and micro habitats. Microbe involvement in human digestion, plant decomposition. Classification of microbes and their life cycle and reproduction.
Maths: Measure and record lengths and heights, mass/weight, volume and time. Use appropriate units.
Literacy: Working in groups,use spoken language for speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas. Using correct technical language.To book this activity, please contact:
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||07 October 2019|
|Last modified||07 October 2019|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||STEM Clubs, Effective use of tools, Data & Information, Cross curricular, Food Technology, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Food preparation, Food, nutrition and health, Food science, Food safety, Food choice, Health and safety, Mathematics, Science, Biology, Working scientifically, Practical work, Techniques and procedures, Enquiries and investigations, Demonstrations, Chemistry, STEM Clubs, Computing, Design and technology|
|Age||4-5, 5-7, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Running times||A day|
Teachers can apply for a STEM E&E grant of up to £500 from the Royal Institiution. Grants are awarded on a yearly or twice-yearly basis. Other organisations also provide funded opportunities. Contact us for more information.
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