Science at St Stephen's!
Our Science Principles
What do we think makes a good scientist? Have a little look at our science principles below to see! :-)
Science From Home
There are numerous online resuorces to support your child in continuing to learn science at home. Please do scroll down to see some ideas. We'd love to see how you get on with these activities - drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Bug Hunt Competition!
The Association For Science Education have opened up their annual Great Bug Hunt competition (https://www.ase.org.uk/news/were-opening-2020-great-bug-hunt-all-primary-pupils) to all primary school children and their parents! This is a really fun competition and there are some wonderful prizes up for grabs! Have a look and have a go! :-)
The Royal Institution have produced a resource called ExpeRimental (https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental). The website includes a series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children.
Explorify (https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities) is such a wonderful website to get children thinking scientifically! You can register for free in a matter of minutes and then find a range of activities, videos and links to help your child think like a scientist! Explorify are also providing a daily science challenge for children on their Facebook page.
Marvin and Milo
Another website (https://spark.iop.org/collections/marvin-and-milo#gref) with lots of experiment ideas to do at home! Each experiment has a little comic strip to guide children in completing it successfully.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) website (https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=Browse%20here&utm_campaign=Resend%20of%20Hom%20learning%20activities%20update%2025.03.20) has a range of useful science activity packs and experiments that can be completed at home and in the garden. There are also videos of science demonstrations which the children may enjoy.
Science and Engineering Activities
Dyson has created 44 engineering and science activities for children to try out while at home during the coronavirus pandemic, from making a balloon-powered car to building a bridge from spaghetti - https://www.dezeen.com/2020/04/07/dyson-children-coronavirus-lockdown/?fbclid=IwAR3Pt9WqW7BnN21lfMTrvDf0r93z1K3n_x8kK16hOqrCDRPT6PMgqdAZmCg.