Join Enablers from the National Museum of Scotland on Wednesday 28th October at 1.45pm to hear about our new science and technology galleries opening in summer 2016. Your class can also see some super scienficic experiments, plus they’ll be able to join in a superhero challenge in class!
Twilight session for Glasgow secondary teachers, and P7 working towards transition, looking at new approaches to teaching Air Quality. Three short workshops will cover different ways of getting pupils involved in real science research, learning about pollution and Air Quality in a way that is meaningful for pupils and produces useful scientific data along the way. The event will cover a diverse range of topics from Outdoor Learning, to data analysis and a wealth of available resources to use with your pupils. Come along and find out how you and your pupils can get involved in Air Quality research at your school.
Lichen bio-indicator of air quality: Find out how to identify some of the lichen bio-indicators of air quality to get a measure of air pollution in your local environment. This survey is one of the Open Air Laboratories citizen science surveys that enable pupils to carry out real science research in their local environment. OPAL Community Scientist Joanne Dempster
Scotland’s Environment Web: Exploring existing air quality data to investigate air quality near you. Education Scotland Citizen Science Development Officer Stuart McGrath.
Clear the Air: An educational resource for secondary school pupils to learn about air pollution and how it is measured in their area by finding out about the Clear the Air Citizen Science project.Ricardo Energy and Environment: Ricardo Energy and Environment, Susannah Telfer and Jennifer Simpson.
Join us on Thursday 1st October at 9.30am in Glow TV to find out a STEM career.
Hear from James Brewster of Atkins Engineering about his own STEM career and how that might help you in a similar career. James is an engineer in oil and gas and you can find out what he likes about his career and what made him want to get in to it as well as what he studied at school to help him achieve his goal. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask lots of questions during the session and James is looking forward to answering them all for you!
Want to get outside and start finding out about the environment around you? These brand new professional learning videos from Scotland’s Environment are a great place to start. With information for practitioners and learners, they provide a step-by-step guide on how to measure soil pH, look for invertebrates in your local pond, sample small mammal populations and more!
They are all part of an exciting new resource available from Scotland’s Environment website: Get Learning. The home of environmental data and information about Scotland for learning and teaching.
Always dreamed of being a fossil hunter? Now’s your chance – and you don’t have to leave home.
A citizen science project called FossilFinder is asking volunteers to look through high-resolution photos of the Turkana basin in Kenya taken from drones and kites, with the hope that they will spot newly exposed fossils before they erode away.
The team at Zooniverse ask you to help them document what is seen on surface images, including fossil fragments and other artifacts, to assist them in reconstructing past landscapes and environments. More eyes, more information, more discoveries.
The Bee Diverse campaign, from Keep Scotland Beautiful, encourages and enables communities, groups, organisations, individuals (or anyone interested) to plant for pollinators, and to encourage biodiversity. With the aim of creating healthy outdoor spaces for communities to enjoy and enabling people to learn more about biodiversity, this campaign also reconnects people with their environment.
By registering your interest, you will be able to apply for seed mixes crafted especially for our pollinator pals, as well as resources that will give you some of the know-how about biodiversity, pollinators, and how to maintain and benefit from your new biodiverse space!
The National STEM Centre have just added six great film clips to the eLibrary, covering areas of the curriculum such as electricity generation, electromagnetism and the physics of car crashes.
The film clips in this collection were produced by Pumpkin Interactive, whose aim is to provide case studies of real life applications to illustrate some of the more complex scientific concepts and theories. Themes covered include: forces and motion, waves and imaging and electricity generation, transmission and distribution
Before you took your first breath, your appearance and much of your ‘instinctive’ behaviour had already been formed. Exactly how you spent the nine months developing from a microscopic cell to a human baby helped make you who you are today.
Find out more at BBC iWonder Nine things that shape your identity before birth timeline. Created to support the BBC 2 programmeCountdown to life, featuring broadcaster Michael Moseley. The series also has accompanying OU support materials including the poster Nine months that made you.