Science Grants and Funding for Schools

Below is a link to “Stem Central in Motion” which shows a list of available grants for science and there are some on this list available to schools! 🙂

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/STEMcentralinmotion/2017/10/08/grants-and-funding-update/?dm_i=LQE,57TKC,PKKOLC,K2RCK,1

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Sphero Training Highland Road Trip

This week Sam and Mairi from the STEM Hub at the UHI are delivering Sphero training to around 40 schools from Wick/Thurso, Brora/Dornoch, Dingwall/Alness/Invergordon and Inverness areas. Sphero is a small programmable ball that you code. It can be used for all areas of the Curriculum. We still have spaces left for Lochaber (30/10), Mallaig (31/10), Portree (1/11), Ullapool (2/11) and Nairn (3/11). To book your space go to the CPD website and search sphero.

KEY Assessment Tasks

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During one of the Inset Workshops last week, we worked together to create our own Key Assessment Tasks for Science as part of Highland Profiling. I have uploaded one example onto the blog under “Assessment, attainment and achievement” – Key Assessment Tasks. In the next few months, we will add to these and create examples for each Level and Topic area.

Big thanks to James Cook for allowing us to use the templates for these! 🙂

SUGGESTED outcomes for Classes N to P7

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Suggested outcomes for classes” has just been uploaded onto the Website. Go to “Highland Science Framework” to locate these documents.  Suggested outcomes coverage has been created for each of the 4 areas in Science. This document could be used to highlight the outcomes covered by your class in a year and then this could be passed on for transition when the children move up a year group.  Please get in touch if you would like more information about how to plan using these documents within your school or to share how you might use these! 🙂

Explorify Science Activities

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Explorify have some amazing resources for schools. Sign up to receive your free activities!

“Awesome, bitesize prompts for discussion and investigation, Explorify’s images, videos and hands-on challenges will set minds whizzing and whirring! Week by week, pick and mix from our carefully selected, low-preparation activities to get the most out of your class.

What does a giraffe have in common with a cat? What would happen if plants could talk? Kick off with 10 activities to get your class interested and thinking like scientists, then continue your journey with further activities from a wide range of curriculum-linked materials. What’s more, Explorify is and always will be free – so what are you waiting for?”