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STEAM Experiences for Science Week

 

Fuse Creativity with STEAM this Science Week

Launch your STEAM adventure

With Science Week on the horizon, 5 – 14 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…

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Key Stage 1 Science Experiences (Year 1 & Year 2)

Habitats

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.

Listen to a trailer At Home learning link

Everyday Materials

Understand about different materials and their properties, recycling centres, what happens there and the dangers of plastic.

Listen to a trailer       At Home learning link


Humans

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.

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Animals

Find out about animal groups and what they eat, how to take care of animals and their basic needs for survival.

Listen to a trailer      At Home learning link


Seasons

Learn the names of the four seasons, how weather changes across them and how that affects animals and nature.

Listen to a trailer     At Home learning link

Plants

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.

Listen to a trailer     At Home learning link


Key Stage 2 Science Experiences (Year 3, Year 4 / Year 5 & Year 2)

Rocks

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.

Listen to a trailer     At Home learning link

Electricity

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.

Listen to a trailer     At Home learning link


Materials & States

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.

Listen to a trailer     At Home learning link

 

Plants

Find out about growing conditions for plants, plant reproduction and the role of insects in pollination.

Listen to a trailer     At Home learning link


Evolution

Find out how animals become suited to their environment over time by inheriting favourable characteristics and how Charles Darwin proved the theory of evolution.

Listen to a trailer     At Home learning link

Forces

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.

Listen to a trailer     At Home learning link


Mission to Mars

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.

Listen to a trailer     At Home learning link

 

 


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 STEAM Experiences or their science inspired creations from participating and we’ll send you their very own stickers! (As modelled by Big H below!)

Child modelling STEM Star Sticker award and grinning

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.

Book your trial now!

It was an hour the children will never forget; an hour which brought to life the science for them, in a way which I could never have achieved. Lorenzo McLellan, Year 6 Teacher

Schools Taking Part!

https://twitter.com/SHPYear3/status/1368936032146776064

https://twitter.com/BroadmeadTPA/status/1369244239226429447

https://twitter.com/WhitefieldPS/status/1369393937023172626

https://twitter.com/HargravePark/status/1369675254495391753

https://www.facebook.com/StIsseySchool/posts/3675099675935953

https://twitter.com/WhitefieldPS/status/1370102698410962950

https://twitter.com/Lister_Primary/status/1370399643570475009

https://twitter.com/BeechesSchool/status/1371423485428400131