November Primary Science Twilight CPD

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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

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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.

Emily Brown ,

Kathryn Thomas


New Climate Change and Renewable Sources of Energy Twilight

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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.

Inverness-  8/11/18- STEM HUB UHI

Fort William 13/11/18- Venue TBC

Portree- 13/11/18- Venue TBC

Aviemore- 15/11/18- Venue TBC





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Generation Science

The 2019 Generation Science programme is now available and they are now taking bookings. Please visit the Generation Science website for more details.

Generation Science brings unique and inspiring science lessons directly to classrooms all over Scotland with a programme of highly interactive shows and hands-on workshops.

The 2018-19 brochure has been emailed to all Head Teachers in Highland Council. If you would like a copy please send me an email: and I will get one to you directly.


STEM CPD in September in-set days

Places Available for STEM CPD during the in-sets on Monday the 17th and Tuesday the 18th of September. Register on the Highland CPD website.

Monday 17th- Muirtown Primary, 9am-4pm.

Workshops include:

  • Assessment and National STEM Strategy
  • Outdoor learning
  • Me and My body
  • Facilitating Science Investigations with Aberdeen Science Centre

Tuesday 18th – Brora Primay, 9am-3:30pm

Workshops include:

  • National STEM Strategy and Improving the Gender Balance
  • Facilitating Science Investigations with Aberdeen Science Centre
  • Astrobiology 2nd level/ Earth and Space E-1st level
  • Outdoor learning
  • Coding with Spheros across the curriculum
  • Block CAD

Hope to see you there!

Science Clubs

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 if you would like more information or would like to host a similar meeting in your area of the highlands.

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Sign up for STEM CLPL

Places still available for STEM CLPL  on Monday. 4.6.18  using the Subsea as an IDL context for Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Two location:

Subsea1- UHI STEM Hub 10:00-12:30

Subsea3- Banavie Primary Fort William, 14:00-16:00

Free box of resourse for schools that attend to be used to deliver the learning in your setting.

This training is open to Primary Teachers, PSAs and all Staff members working to support Science and STEM learning in First and Second Level CfE.

For more information visit: logo-subseachannel




Subsea Channel CLPL

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.


Visit the Subsea Channel Website for more information.