This will guide you through making and testing your own wind-turbine and exploring potential classroom investigations. You will be able to take away equipment to use in your own setting including a model turbine and multimeter. It is also an opportunity to look at an exciting new online resource to support learning about climate change and its global impact designed by Highland Climate Challenge
SCN 1-04a/SCN 2-04b/3-04b (Planet Earth: Energy sources and Sustainability), TCH 0-01a, TCH 1-01a (Technological developments in society), TCH 2-02b (Technological developments in society), TCH 2-12a (Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing Technological skills and knowledge)
Register through the CPD website:
All sessions run from 4pm – 5.30pm
Thursday, 8th November: UHI STEM HUB
Tuesday, 13th November: Portree Primary School
Tuesday, 13th November: Caol Youth Centre
Thursday, 15th November: Aviemore Primary School
Thursday, 29th November: Thurso Venue TBC
Contact the Primary Science Development Officers if you would like further information.
We are delighted to announce a new Twilight CPD with Highland Climate Challenge! This will be delivered in 5 locations right across Highland Council to make it accessible for all Highland Primary Practitioners..
During the Twilight Training session you will learn about the new learning resource developed by Highland Climate Challenge to support learning and teaching about Climate Change and the Global impacts of climate change.
You will also build and take away a wind turbine, that can be used in class to investigate Sources of Renewable Energy, e.g. hydro, wind, solar, and wave. You will learn how to use a digital multi-meter to measure and record levels of energy generated and how to create a fair test around these sources of energy.
The four first dates are listed on the Highland CPD calendar! Some venues will be confirmed after the October Holidays. All training will start at 4pm and finish by 5:30. Tea and coffee provided.
They produce excellent STEM Challenges for all ages. There are also opportunities to apply for funding and free resource kits! This is a great way to engage young learners in and IDL topic or start up a science club!
Download a copy the 2018-19 year planner for a really useful annual overview of science events and campaigns from EDF Energy’s education website The Pod. This includes British Science Week and Switch Off Fortnite, which should help you plan your science learning through out the year.
Science Clubs are a good way to increase Science Capital for young people and engage families in STEM Learning. You do not need to be a scientist to start a STEM or Science Club and it is easy to adapt a STEM/Science Club to your setting. They can be run for families after school as part of wrap around care, during Golden Time, with a whole class, in a library, as part of a Cub, Scouts or Rainbows group, or in a parent and toddler group.
Join us at Caol Youth Club on Thursday the 14th of June, 4-6pm, to learn more from; RAiSE, Young Engineers and Science Clubs, the Science Skills Academy, and STEM Ambassadors. This is an informational meeting for anyone interested in starting a STEM or Science Club, anyone interested in support a club, or anyone interested in Science and STEM activities to incorporate into an ongoing club.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information or would like to host a similar meeting in your area of the highlands.
Training dates for Subsea Channel CLPL in Inverness and Culbokie Primary.
Inverness- June 4th- 10:00-12:30- UHI STEM Hub, An Lochran- ref- Subsea1
Black Isle- June 13th- 15:45-17:45- Culbokie Primary School – ref.- Subsea2
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Subsea; natural environment and resource for society. The training will introduce STEM learning through the context of the Subsea with great links between science, maths, and technology.
Register on the Highland CPD calendar. Each school participating will take away a free box of resources to deliver the lessons in their own setting.