Subject: Design and Technology
How does our clothing impact people and planet?
Sustainable Threads is a series of engaging and fun lesson plans designed for KS2 and 3, available for free on the Global Goals Centre Resource Hub. About this resource Eight lesson plans and related activities that support the online game Threads that can be played to introduce the subject of fast fashion. These resources provide a fresh approach… Continue reading How does our clothing impact people and planet?
DO TRY THIS AT HOME!
The Futures 2021 team have developed a series of free online activities which young people and adults alike can enjoy. (SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN BY A SENSIBLE ADULT IS ADVISED!) From Genetics in the Kitchen and Arranging Animal Organs to Bending Rainbows and Making your own Seaweed Fertiliser, the DO Try This At Home collection has… Continue reading DO TRY THIS AT HOME!
We Make Our Future
We Make Our Future is a new interactive, educational & entertaining science show for the next generation of engineers! Full-dome digital projections allow us to visit engineering marvels from history and explore the pros and cons of modern life. Industry, technology and invention have progressed civilisation, but at what cost? Get to know how the… Continue reading We Make Our Future
WeCount Schools – explore air pollution and traffic in your local area
We are very excited to share a brand new series of educational STEM resources for KS2 and KS4 pupils developed by EU citizen science project WeCount and DETI Inspire. WeCount Schools resources cover a wide range of subjects, all curriculum linked, supporting children to learn about the grand challenges’ cities face in relation to urban… Continue reading WeCount Schools – explore air pollution and traffic in your local area
The West in Minecraft
If you could completely re-design your city, your street, your home, what would you do differently? The West in Minecraft educational resources take a digital, play-based approach to support children to develop their own ideas and problem-solving skills, and engage with engineering as a creative and diverse subject that can impact the world around us.… Continue reading The West in Minecraft
‘DRY: The diary of a water superhero’ – free online book and KS2 activity pack
A team of scientists from UWE Bristol and Waterwise have translated their research on drought and water scarcity into a beautifully illustrated book for children, to inspire young champions of climate action. DRY: The diary of a water superhero is available as an online book, and provides an ideal opportunity to engage young people to… Continue reading ‘DRY: The diary of a water superhero’ – free online book and KS2 activity pack
New UK Climate Hub Resources Available!
The Climate Hub allows users to easily search, find and share new climate change activities, resources and events for free, making it easier for us collectively to engage the public with climate science and drive the change we need. The goal is to inspire more people and organisations to shine a light on climate change,… Continue reading New UK Climate Hub Resources Available!
Meet Daisy, Student Robotics Engineer at UWE Bristol
The children of Whitehall Primary School were curious about what it is like to be an engineer, so we reached out to students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to see if they could answer some of the children’s questions. Student robotics engineer Daisy created a wonderful video for the children,… Continue reading Meet Daisy, Student Robotics Engineer at UWE Bristol
Help baby bear fly to the moon with this free KS1 STEM resource pack!
Students studying Engineering and Primary Education at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have teamed up to develop resource packs for local teachers, to help support STEM learning in the classroom. In the first pack we’ll be sharing here on Curiosity Connections, developed by Miss Williams, we explore what it means to… Continue reading Help baby bear fly to the moon with this free KS1 STEM resource pack!
Sustainable Materials – free school resources and competition for Bristol schools
It’s vital to keep students engaged in STEM subjects throughout school and beyond. To support and encourage the next generation of engineers, the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol have developed a STEM pack which can be used to introduce students to sustainability and composites. The primary school STEM pack explores the topic of renewable energy and… Continue reading Sustainable Materials – free school resources and competition for Bristol schools