Bristol kids share their science!
Primary teacher and all round amazing lady, Liz Southwell, has written the following post, all about how she got her school having fun with science during lockdown. Read on for some fantastic pointers! Our Great Science Share I joined Raysfield Federation as Year 3 teacher and science leader in September and have been keen to… Continue reading Bristol kids share their science!
Sharing science from home
Last year loads of local school children came along to the SouthWest Great Science Share hosted at UWE Bristol, and this year, although the face-to-face event might be cancelled, we still want to share all the weird and wonderful things your class’ are getting up to at home. And we’ll be using this blog as… Continue reading Sharing science from home
Teachers to lead on climate change education
Educate global is a not-for-profit that accredits schools for transformative teaching on the climate curriculum. The idea is to train teachers to enable young people to learn about climate change. And a lot of the courses are accessible online, so now might be a great time to sign your school up and take part. Watch… Continue reading Teachers to lead on climate change education
How to enrich your lessons on the human impact on environment
On Wednesday 4th March, a group of local teachers, with a smattering of science communicators, gathered at the Arnolfini in Bristol’s city centre, for the second part of our talk series Curiosity Connections Primary Science Knowledge Boosters – “The what, why and how of…Human Impact on the Environment”. (Read on to get hold of the… Continue reading How to enrich your lessons on the human impact on environment
Do you find it easy to talk to kids about the climate crisis?
With the climate crisis high on the agenda, it’s important that children fully understand the problem and potential solutions. Primary teachers have a role to play in developing that understanding, but how do you go about doing that and do you need more support? A team at UWE Bristol want to better understand the primary… Continue reading Do you find it easy to talk to kids about the climate crisis?
Bristol kids take part in engineering challenges
On Wednesday 27th November UWE students took engineering activities into Bannerman Road, Hambrook, Illminster Avenue, May Park, Shield Road and Victoria Park Primary Schools. ~720 pupils aged 8 – 11 years old took part in: Gliders (High Flyers) Floating Platform (High and Dry) Vacuum Cleaner (Super Sucker) Students on engineering degrees, teamed up with education… Continue reading Bristol kids take part in engineering challenges
Winning invention made into reality
The Leaders Award – an annual engineering competition for children – have just announced the 2019 winning inventions selected for creation by real engineers. UWE Bristol engineers will be tackling the ‘Rainee the Rain Catcher’ designed by Headley Park Primary Year two pupil Tristan Sta Ines. In his design, Tristan explains that Rainee’s purpose is… Continue reading Winning invention made into reality
Fear of Failure project on first residency in Bristol school
Failure can be a hard lesson, but Bristol performer – Kid Carpet – along with two engineers and a collection of young people and their families, will be producing a performance lecture to show how failure can have a positive impact on young people’s wellbeing. Before this “Epic Fail” performance, the team will explore “fear… Continue reading Fear of Failure project on first residency in Bristol school
Teachers! – how can we support you better?
The new curriculum framework emphasises a broad and balanced curriculum, emphasizing that more science needs to be incorporated into lessons. At Curiosity Connections we think that’s great… but also recognise its more work for teachers. We want to help. So, how can be best support you to develop science in your lessons? Please answer our… Continue reading Teachers! – how can we support you better?