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  • Are you looking for activities that will engage your children aged 5-16 years whilst they are learning at home?  We’ve pulled together our top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period.
    Practical Action home learning resources
    Are you looking for activities that will engage your children aged 5-16 years whilst they are learning at home? We’ve pulled together our top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period.
  • The British Psychological Society has published new guidance to support education professionals to meet the psychological needs of children as they plan for their return to school during the Coronavirus crisis.
    BPS Back to School Guidance
    The British Psychological Society has published new guidance to support education professionals to meet the psychological needs of children as they plan for their return to school during the Coronavirus crisis.
  • Take part in an engineering challenge and create your Great Exhibition at home! Submit a 1 minute video presenting your Great Exhibition at Home, which tackles the question: How can engineering help protect the planet? Open for children aged 7-14. Closing date is 10th Spetember.
    The Great Exhibition at Home
    Take part in an engineering challenge and create your Great Exhibition at home! Submit a 1 minute video presenting your Great Exhibition at Home, which tackles the question: How can engineering help protect the planet? Open for children aged 7-14. Closing date is 10th Spetember.
  • We’re looking for exciting short stories featuring robots for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. This is your chance you show off your creativity and take the readers on an adventure into the world of robotics. Once upon a robot is open to children aged between 7 and 11 years old. Closing date 8th June.
    Once upon a robot competition
    We’re looking for exciting short stories featuring robots for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. This is your chance you show off your creativity and take the readers on an adventure into the world of robotics. Once upon a robot is open to children aged between 7 and 11 years old. Closing date 8th June.
  • Do you have the imagination to draw a winning robot design?  Draw a robot you’d like to see in the future for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Draw a robot is open to children aged between 5 and 7 years old. Closing date 8th June.
    Draw a robot competition
    Do you have the imagination to draw a winning robot design? Draw a robot you’d like to see in the future for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Draw a robot is open to children aged between 5 and 7 years old. Closing date 8th June.
  • How can we make life better for others and ourselves? Children, pupils and students in Early Years Settings, Primary and Secondary Schools are invited to interview an engineer, identify a problem, draw and annotate a solution to it. Closing date 10th September 2020.
    Primary Engineer Leaders Award
    How can we make life better for others and ourselves? Children, pupils and students in Early Years Settings, Primary and Secondary Schools are invited to interview an engineer, identify a problem, draw and annotate a solution to it. Closing date 10th September 2020.
  • It looks at the importance and impact of role models on the next generation by profiling STEM professionals. The campaign looks at what their influences were as children and how this shaped them into the individuals they are today.
    Look At Me Now campaign
    It looks at the importance and impact of role models on the next generation by profiling STEM professionals. The campaign looks at what their influences were as children and how this shaped them into the individuals they are today.
  • Teaming up with EatFarmNow, #LockdownLearning brings the world of food and farming and the joy of being out on the farm and in the countryside to the comfort of your own home during the current lockdown.
    NFU educational resources
    Teaming up with EatFarmNow, #LockdownLearning brings the world of food and farming and the joy of being out on the farm and in the countryside to the comfort of your own home during the current lockdown.
  • The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
    IET Home-learning resources and activities
    The ever popular Faraday Challenge Day materials are ideal for using at home with your children. All activities are supported by teachers' notes, risk assessments and children's resources such as videos, presentations and guidance sheets.
  • CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) is a UK-wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) award scheme managed by the British Science Association.
    CREST Awards
    CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) is a UK-wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) award scheme managed by the British Science Association.
  • PLAN is a set of resources produced to enable teachers to have a clearer understanding of National Curriculum (England) expectations for meeting the standard in science.
    PLAN Primary Science Assessment Resources
    PLAN is a set of resources produced to enable teachers to have a clearer understanding of National Curriculum (England) expectations for meeting the standard in science.
  • What’s in my tray was created on social media to encourage teachers and technicians to use their Gratnells trays as part of their teaching resources.
    What's in my tray?
    What’s in my tray was created on social media to encourage teachers and technicians to use their Gratnells trays as part of their teaching resources.
  • IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
    IOP Resources
    IOPSpark is growing bank of over 2000 free, inter-linked IOP education resources and has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources and thinking available.
  • A new open-access online resource supporting cross-curricular learning of KS2 electricity, history, and art and design topics has been developed by researchers at the University of Leeds.
    Exploring the First Electrical Houses
    A new open-access online resource supporting cross-curricular learning of KS2 electricity, history, and art and design topics has been developed by researchers at the University of Leeds.
  • This resource, produced by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), provides lessons an resources for primary school pupils (ages 7-10) across the four home nations.
    Farming STEMterprise
    This resource, produced by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), provides lessons an resources for primary school pupils (ages 7-10) across the four home nations.
  • Ditch the Dirt is an exciting NEW STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.
    Ditch the Dirt
    Ditch the Dirt is an exciting NEW STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.
  • We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
    Crest Awards through Practical Action STEM Challenges
    We have worked with the British Science Association to ensure a number of our resources can be used to help pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award at different levels. Suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
  • The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to support primary school teachers across the UK with creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.
    Royal Society primary school science experiments
    The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to support primary school teachers across the UK with creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.
  • One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
    Salters' Festivals of Chemistry
    One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
  • Materials exist as solids, liquids and gases, and as a mixture of these states. They may be natural or man made and they have different textures and properties.
    Solids, liquids and gases
    Materials exist as solids, liquids and gases, and as a mixture of these states. They may be natural or man made and they have different textures and properties.
  • The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of science assessment which will have a positive impact on children’s learning
    Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS)
    The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of science assessment which will have a positive impact on children’s learning
  • A hands-on activity where students are given minimal materials and challenged to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. Teachers instruction sheets, related video clips and even certificates are available to download.
    The wind power challenge
    A hands-on activity where students are given minimal materials and challenged to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. Teachers instruction sheets, related video clips and even certificates are available to download.
  • An exciting new challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years from Parctical Action to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally.
    Plastics Challenge
    An exciting new challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years from Parctical Action to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally.
  • Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme, packed with inspirational resources, designed to help you deliver outstanding science throughout your school.
    Collins Snap Science
    Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme, packed with inspirational resources, designed to help you deliver outstanding science throughout your school.
  • Online interactive science resources for ages 5 to 11 from ABPI
    Primary Science Resources from ABPI
    Online interactive science resources for ages 5 to 11 from ABPI
  • A CREST Star activity from Practical Action
    Yummy Yoghurt Makers
    A CREST Star activity from Practical Action

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