Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Science for the New Year

The Science Spot, our regular electronic newsletter, is full of ideas, links and resources for science teachers across all Key Stages.

This month we have concentrated on British Science Week ( which is the new name and branding for what we all know as National science and Engineering week)
13th - 22nd March 2015

The new dedicated website has resources to download to help you stage an event or find one near you and also find a speaker ( we are on their lists!!)

They also have activity downloads for all ages from simple hands on have a go through to larger projects. There are two main subjects On the Move and Colour Chaos with an extra pack for SEN with flash cards ( to be honest great ideas for everyone in this one)

We usually create a special show for this week and this year we have gone with the colour theme.
We have written a new show KALEIDOSCOPE which explores colour in science.
For primary schools we look at a range of amazing chemistry reactions that change colour when shaken, stirred or added to. We look at colour and light, how we see, optical ilusions, rainbows. As ever we use lots of volunteers to come and have a go and share with the audience
We have written a KS2 workshop to go with this show.
Have a look at our website for details.
Already it is proving to be popular and dates are filling up quickly!