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Why volunteering is good for you

It’s always nice to be recognised for your efforts which is why I was delighted to be selected as one of three Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Inspirational Committee Members for 2017. 

Volunteering is something I have always cared about and have done throughout my life, starting as a voluntary...

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The road to success: how the A14 construction project is inspiring young people in STEM

Carrying around 85,000 vehicles per day across Cambridgeshire, the A14 trunk road, which is managed by Highways England, is a vital transport corridor between the West Midlands and East Anglia. However, it is frequently congested and traffic is often disrupted by breakdowns and accidents.

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Ideas for teaching identification and classification in the primary classroom

From a very young age, children like to sort things. They will pile things of a particular colour or shape together and ask the names of everything they see to classify them.

There are those children who will only use the red bricks to build their towers and a common activity in Early Years Foundation...

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STEM Ambassadors demonstrate the power of science at arts festival

On Saturday 1 July, volunteers from a collective called BrumSciComm delivered science activities to around 800 children at the Cotteridge Community Festival of Music, Art & Dance (CoCoMAD) in Cotteridge Park.  All of the CoCoMAD scientists are STEM Ambassadors and are committed to getting more young people to enjoy learning about STEM...

Spark children’s curiosity with Explorify

Explorify is a free new programme by the Wellcome Trust for primary school teachers that sparks pupils’ curiosity and develops their thinking skills. It’s free to use, requires very little preparation, and is easy to slot into your everyday timetable.The programme is open to all teachers of primary school pupils aged 5-11. There are over 50...

Great British Science Club: how will you be celebrating?

As part of the British Science Association’s celebration of 30 years of CREST Awards, Great British Science Club will be taking place on Wednesday 5 July 2017.Schools across the UK are invited to take part. There will be lots of events and activities happening all around the country on this day and in the week running up to it.Whether you would...

BP boosts support for primary science teaching with Science Explorers

BP is boosting support for science teaching in primary schools with the launch of Science Explorers, a brand new collection of free, curriculum-linked science learning materials, including an app for primary school pupils aged 5 to 11.Science Explorers is specially designed for use by teachers who are not science specialists and takes a fun,...

Explore the science shaping our future

The Royal Society is holding a week-long festival from 4-9 July celebrating cutting edge science from the UK.Held at The Royal Society’s main offices in London, the festival is completely free and has a programme packed with workshops, talks and activities held alongside over 20 exhibitions. From science cocktails to supernovas, there is something...

How you can celebrate UK Fungus Day

UK Fungus Day is taking place on 8 October 2017 – to bring this into the classroom, why not take part in the British Mycological Society’s competition?Fungi are an incredibly diverse group of organisms ranging from single celled yeast to the largest living organism.Perfect for key stages 3, 4 and 5, the aim of the competition is to develop an...

Born to engineer: real contexts for your scheme of work

In response to the shortage of trained engineers, the ERA Foundation launched the Born to Engineer campaign, which aims to inspire young people to become the engineers of the future.At the heart of the campaign is a series of high quality short films, each featuring an engineer with an inspiring story.These insightful films are available on...

Bringing Demo Day 2017 into the classroom

British Science Week is a fantastic opportunity to engage students of all ages with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.This year’s British Science Week is taking place on 10-19 March 2017. Every year during British Science Week, Demo Day takes place and aims to inspire school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke...

Antibiotics Unearthed: what could you discover?

The Microbiology Society has announced it will continue its public engagement venture, Antibiotics Unearthed, into 2017.Antibiotics Unearthed gives the general public, students and educators in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to work with scientists as part of a global initiative to discover new antibiotics from soil bacteria.The Small World...

Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos with Professor Brian Cox

The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to help primary school teachers across the UK to introduce creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.A set of six videos and written resources – Brian Cox School Experiments – aimed at key stage 2 students (age 7-11 years)...

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