Friday, 18 November 2016

Classroom Display Competition

Do you have great wall displays in your school?
Are you a creative talent when it comes to displays for science?

STEM Learning have launched a competition to find great ideas and resources using classroom displays. You could win £200 of your choice of vouchers.

All you need to do is photograph your display and have files for supporting work that go with it and enter!
Here is the link to the main page for entries.

There are two categories - primary and secondary.

It couldn't be easier!

Closing date for uploading your entry is 7th December and the winners will be notified on 14th so justs in time for a Christmas treat!

If you are stuck for ideas just browse online - so many teachers here and abroad share their work and many are rightly proud of their displays.

I just searched for science classroom displays on Pinterest ( that ever expanding resource) and found so many stunning images.

Do you remember Belair the books all about amazing displays? They are still around - published by Collins and they have some on science.

I also found lots of older Belair books on ebay really cheaply...always worth a look for inspiration.

Here are just a few ideas to whet your appetite:

with thanks to all the wonderful teachers, technicians and classroom assistants for sharing their work on Pinterest

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Bonfire night chemistry

This weekend in the UK we look forward to one of our traditional celebrations - Bonfire Night.

The hour has changed so it is dark early enough to have a bonfire and set off fireworks or to go to an organised event.

 Compound Interest have some super posters and articles explaining the science behind not only the colours but also the sounds of fireworks.

this is a great poster - all you ever wanted to know

so now you know how a firework whistles!

I really recommend you visit the website because there are super articles to go with the posters.