If you’re looking for more free STEM related activities, check out the James Dyson Foundation. There are loads of fun-filled challenges for the children to carry out.
There are lots of brilliant sites and resources available for STEM related activities to carry out during the school closures.
- Top Gear are releasing challenges for all ages so you can get the whole family competing in the first challenge – to build a car out of household items.
- STEM Learning has lots of science, technology, engineering and maths activities for the children and families to carry out.
- Brain Pop has loads of activities for across the curriculum.
- Lots of zoos and sanctuaries have online events and activities.
- London’s Science Museum and Natural History Museums have lots of games and resources including virtual tours.
We hope you find these useful!
Science Week provided an opportunity to introduce Nursery to the world of knowledge, to engage and inspire an interest in Science. The Nursery children all became Scientists, we carried out lots of experiments and had a visit from Science Buddies and colourful made slime.
As you look around you will be seeing nature beginning to wake up from its long Winter sleep. What can you see in your garden? Blossoms in the trees, buds, bluebells, crocuses, birds returning and even daffodils.
A little while ago in Nursery we looked and some instructions to tell us how to plant and care for daffodil bulbs. We followed the instructions, watered and cared for the bulbs and took them home.
How are your daffodils growing?
We are living in very unusual times but that hasn’t stopped the children at Harton Primary School from working hard whilst at home. We have heard about children doing lots of different activities. I’d like to draw your attention to a couple of sites which offer some science activities you can do at home.
Firstly, there is the latest blog post from CIEC (Centre for Industry Education Collaboration) which describes a range of different science investigations you can carry out at home.
On Monday 16th March, YRM enjoyed our Science Buddies workshop. We made our very own bath bombs!
Reception enjoyed taking part in our Science Week. We carried out lots of different experiments.
Year 3 made some wonderful cartoon strips to highlight the pressures different habitats are facing.
We think litter picking, and supporting the environment, is a positive thing.
Harton Primary have had a wonderful time celebrating different areas of science during British Science Week. We have been lucky to receive talks and workshops from lots of different people and organisations. Andy from Science Boffins did some exciting experiments for us in assembly then worked with years 5 and 6. Paula from Durham University worked with years 4 to plan a mission to Mars then explored different types of rock with year 3. Dove Marine Laboratory worked with years 1 and 2 to find out about different marine creatures as well as the impact pollution is having on them. Adam from Kielder Observatory came in to talk to us all about our solar system. Then we’ve had Science Boffins in to work with reception and nursery!
Not only that, all of the children have been carrying out different investigations which has allowed them to develop their different enquiry skills. They’ve even designed their own inventions for the Primary Engineers Leaders Award!
We’re a whole school of super scientists!