Fuse Storytelling with STEM this Science WeekLaunch your STEM adventure
With Science Week on the horizon, 11 – 20 March, there’s no better way to energise learning across the curriculum than by tapping into your pupils’ creativity – because memorable experiences lead to memorable learning.
Blast off and experience Mars’ lesser gravity, meet Charles Darwin and journey through time; collect samples of solids, liquids, and gases so you can build your own home; and discover exactly what plants need to survive.
Let’s explore the possibilities…Jump to
- Key Stage 1 STEM Experiences
- Key Stage 2 STEM Experiences
- Science Sticker Rewards
- Schools Taking Part
Key Stage 1 Science Experiences (Year 1 & Year 2)
Discover that most living things live in habitats they’re suited to and describe how different habitats provide the basic needs of plants and animals.
Understand about different materials and their properties, recycling centres, what happens there and the dangers of plastic.
Explore humans’ basic needs for survival (water, food, air), the importance of eating the right amounts of different food and the role of exercise and hygiene.
Find out about animal groups and what they eat, how to take care of animals and their basic needs for survival.
Learn the names of the four seasons, how weather changes across them and how that affects animals and nature.
Discover how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants, that they need water, light and a suitable temperature, as well as the basic structure of common plants.
Key Stage 2 Science Experiences (Year 3, Year 4 / Year 5 & Year 2)
Discover different types of rock (sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic), how they form and different kinds of rock (chalk, granite, slate, marble) and their simple physical properties.
Learn the essential components of a circuit: battery, bulb (in this case), conductive wire, ways to increase/decrease the power of a circuit and the importance of electricity in our daily lives.
Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases and observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled.
Find out about growing conditions for plants, plant reproduction and the role of insects in pollination.
Find out how animals become suited to their environment over time by inheriting favourable characteristics and how Charles Darwin proved the theory of evolution.
Understand that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity and identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.
Learn about gravity (there’s less on Mars; its effect on us as we try to leave the earth), the moons orbiting their planets and human space-travel.
The Science Star Stickers
To encourage everyone to join and get engaged by STEM subjects, we’ve created now>press>play Science Star Stickers for your pupils to wear with pride. All you have to do is share with us a photo of your pupils taking part in one of our STEM Experiences or their science inspired creations from participating and we’ll send you their very own stickers! (As modelled by Big H below!)
If you haven’t got now>press>play in school yet, you can book your free trial of now>press>play for a whole week, go on a STEM immersive adventure and you’ll still be able to win those stickers! We have over 76 different curriculum-based Experiences to choose from.
Schools Taking Part!