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October 11, 2018
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Be part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 5 – 9 November 2018

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week  provides a unique opportunity for engineers, employers, universities and schools to help inspire the next generation of engineers. Download toolkits of ideas on how to take part. This year’s plans include the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly; offering schools … Continue reading

October 11, 2018
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Take part in the Children’s Conference at the PSEC in June 2019

The PSTT Children’s Conference at PSEC is an exciting and unique opportunity for schools to participate in a dedicated primary science conference. The event will take place on Friday 7th June 2019 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre as part of the … Continue reading

August 20, 2018
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Dundee Science Centre Looks to Local Communities to Shape Future

Just weeks after unveiling the outcome of a £2M fundraising campaign, in the form of a new exhibition and science learning suite, Dundee Science Centre has secured £1.45M to transform the visitor attraction into an even more accessible community hub. … Continue reading

November 11, 2016
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Concept Cartoons – 6th February 2017

Concept Cartoons – 6th February 2017 (17:00-18:30) SSERC, Dunfermline Stuart Naylor, one of the principal authors of Science Concept Cartoons Set 2, is due to deliver this ‘twilight’ professional development session. Aimed at learners in the age range 10-16, this … Continue reading

June 2, 2016
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Scotland’s Environment Website launches new Citizen Science portal

Why we built the portal Citizen Science is really important to the partners in Scotland’s Environment. It generates data which are used to make decisions, set priorities and debate issues, but just as importantly, it promotes citizen education, empowerment, health … Continue reading

March 7, 2016
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Edinburgh International Science Festival Sci-Ku Competition

The Edinburgh International Science Festival are thrilled to be revisiting their nationwide science literacy education programme, the Sci-Ku Competition!  The competition is open to primary schools and secondary schools.  To supplement the competition, they have created two teaching packs containing activities to … Continue reading

February 16, 2016
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Scotland’s Environment : Focus on Air Pollution

This month Scotland’s Environment newsletter focuses on air pollution. If you’re looking for resources to help discuss air quality in the classroom, then you’ll find lots of Curriculum for Excellence aligned resources on Get Learning | Scotland’s Environment Web . Here’s some other … Continue reading

February 5, 2016
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Scottish Attainment Challenge Innovation Fund: Applications Open

Applications have opened for the £1.5 million Innovation Fund to help schools close the attainment gap. Schools can choose whether to apply quickly for funds to run projects that are ready to start in March 2016, or to consider bids … Continue reading

February 1, 2016
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BUILD IT! Adventures with LEGO® Bricks at National Museum of Scotland

LEGO® is more than a toy. It makes architects, sculptors and storytellers of us all. This spring, renowned brick artist, Warren Elsmore and his team display some of their most beautiful and intricate mini-buildings and models in our Grand Gallery. To add … Continue reading

February 1, 2016
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New literacy across learning resources from Education Scotland

Education Scotland has refreshed and updated support for literacy across learning in secondary schools. The new resource offers practical advice and suggested learning and teaching approaches which can be used by practitioners from all subject areas. The resource can be … Continue reading

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