Welcome to the fortnightly STEM planner. Keep reading to find out more about exciting STEM developments across Scotland. Please feel free to share this planner with colleagues and school partners.
STEM Strategy Learner, Parent and Carer Surveys
Education Scotland is working with consultants Ekosgen to understand better the factors influencing learners’ choices regarding STEM learning and pathways. This next phase will involve gathering views directly from learners (P6 to S6) and parents/carers.
We would greatly appreciate any support you can give in encouraging and supporting learners to complete these surveys. We also are keen to hear the views of parents.
The surveys are available online until 01 July 2022 and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. They ask a range of questions to gauge views and perceptions about STEM subjects, pathways and jobs. See our blog post to find out how you can support: STEM Strategy Learner, Parent and Carer Surveys
Launch of STEM Nation Award Programme
Come along to these overviews of the STEM Nation Award programme with information on how to apply and support available for interested settings. After the success of the pilot programme, applications are welcome from all ELC, Primary, Secondary, ASN and CLD settings.
Introduction to gender balance & equalities & STEM
This booklet contains ideas of approaches to address gender inequality in a variety of settings.
Also, check out our IGBE Action Guides for ideas to tackle unconscious bias and gender stereotypes at classroom, departmental and whole school level.
The Spring/Summer 22 RAiSE newsletter is now available, share the STEM inspiration.
My World of Work Live
My World of Work Live is a set of fun, interactive activities that inspire young people, helping them understand future careers and opportunities in Scotland’s key sectors – including STEM industries.
It is designed for young people between P5 and S6 and can be experienced through live events in schools and online through virtual sessions.
This session will give you an overview of the (free) offer for your classes; you can also have a go at one of the activities, Cracking Cryptography.
Practical science videos
Practical Science – an interactive list of all Science experiments films to support you and your learners.
Filter by subject, phase, level and unit. Information on who produced the film and a direct link to the filmed experiment is included.
- Chemistry NQ: National 4: National 4 Chemistry NeLO collection – Pupil.pdf – Google Drive
- Chemistry NQ: National 5: National 5 Chemistry NeLO collection – Pupil.pdf – Google Drive
- Chemistry NQ Higher: Higher Chemistry NeLO collection – Pupil.pdf – Google Drive
- Chemistry NQ Advanced Higher: Advanced Higher Chemistry NeLO collection – Pupil.pdf – Google Drive
- BGE Science Third Level Planet Earth – Biodiversity & Interdependence: Third Level Sciences – Planet Earth.pdf – Google Drive
- BGE Science Third Level Forces, Electricity and Waves: Third Level Sciences – Forces, Electricity and Waves.pdf – Google Drive
- BGE Science Third Level Materials: Third Level Sciences – Materials.pdf – Google Drive
- Higher Human Collection: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1umuKLKDd2vY_D5JA7J0mzrPjpJBM9osa/view?usp=sharing
STEM Professional Learning events
Interactive list of webinars and network meetings planned for June 2022.
Please post a comment at the end of this blog to discuss any aspect of these sessions and to share ideas about possible future sessions.
STEM Ambassadors in Scotland – events
As part of Fife’s festival STEM Ambassadors in Scotland are running a series of free online classroom sessions which are suitable for P6/7 – S1/2 and are available for teachers throughout Scotland, details here
Dumfries & Galloway STEM Conference 2022
Dumfries & Galloway’s fifth annual STEM Conference focussing on all aspects of STEM.
Conference keynote address, workshops & marketplace sections provide practitioners across Dumfries & Galloway with insight and continued learning in all aspects of STEM.
The Setting & Schools’ Showcase section highlights the interesting STEM learning taking place in settings and schools across Dumfries & Galloway.
All conference materials available throughout Term 4 and into next session to support all practitioners to meet the aspirations of both the STEM Education & Training Strategy for Scotland, and Dumfries & Galloway Regional STEM Strategy.
Dates for your diary
Science Insights 2022 a work experience programme for S5 25 – 29 July