Fuse Creativity with STEAM this Science Week
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.
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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.
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.
Learn the names of the four seasons, how weather changes across them and how that affects animals and nature.
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.
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 how animals become suited to their environment over time by inheriting favourable characteristics and how Charles Darwin proved the theory of evolution.
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!)
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!
What a great way to start back at school and celebrate #scienceweek Learning about the seasons with @nowpressplay Active learning with all our friends @AllAboutSTEMSch @BritSciAssociat pic.twitter.com/yJFRkfKnIk— Whitefield Primary (@WhitefieldPS) March 8, 2021
Year 3 LOVED their first experience of @nowpressplay today. They listened to a “rock adventure” and enjoyed actively taking part! #activestories #bringingitalive #lovestories pic.twitter.com/msCtAPlLND— St Peter's Primary (@StPetersCroydon) March 9, 2021
Y3 Taking part in @nowpressplay for science week looking at plants. They found a talking plant, turned into a bee and flew Jamaica. Loved it! #ScienceWeek2021 #bringinglearningtolife pic.twitter.com/nMbJCvbdbX— Lister Primary School (@Lister_Primary) March 11, 2021
Today, Y2 have been learning about materials. We conducted a Science experiment to investigate which material was the most absorbent. To ‘absorb’ knowledge further, we took part in an immersive @nowpressplay experience in the hall with @MrHand07 ☺️ @parishschool1 #parishpride pic.twitter.com/kogdRnfdJu— Mr Hardy (@MrHardy17) March 11, 2021
Year 3 had such fun acting out a scene from @nowpressplay for @ScienceWeekUK, learning about friction, different surfaces and gravity too. They were also busy investigating friction with a variety of materials, making their own car ramps. pic.twitter.com/Gmq7uvW0pM— Macaulay Church of England Primary School (@Macaulaycofe) March 12, 2021