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Medical Research Zone
Added: January 07 2020

Based on the I’m a Scientist project, In the Medical Research Zone, your school students get to meet and interact with MRC researchers and technical staff online, engaging them with medical science. The sessions can highlight medical science roles in industry, as well as help students gain an understanding of the diversity of medical science in relation to job routes, industries and education. Your students challenge them over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the MRC researchers and technical staff anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite to win a prize. The activity takes place between 2nd–27th March. and is open to students from Year 5 to Year 13. Register by 24th January 2020.


I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here!
Added: January 07 2020

I’m a Scientist is an online activity where school students connect with real scientists about real science. It’s a competition between scientists, where students are the judges. It’s an online STEM enrichment activity where students connect with real working scientists and talk about the things that really matter to them. In the activity, students ASK their own questions to scientists about everything and anything, have conversations with scientists during a 30-minute, text-based live CHAT, choose the winner — they VOTE for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 for further science communication. Students discover that scientists are normal people too, learn how their science lessons relate to real life and become more engaged in their school work. Applications are open year-round. The next activity is 9–20 March 2020 for British Science Week. I’m a Scientist is open for students from Year 5 – Year 13 and schools can apply to have multiple classes take part.


The Sustainable Development Goals: A guide for teachers
Added: November 20 2019

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious and urgent goals and targets aimed at changing our world for the better. Packed with practical advice, useful information, cross-curricular activity ideas and inspiring case studies; this guide aims to deepen teachers' understanding of education about and for the SDGs.


Registrations for Mission X 2020 are now open!
Added: October 31 2019

Mission X: Train like an Astronaut is a FREE educational programme with the aim of using space exploration and the excitement around it to inspire young people to learn about science, nutrition, exercise and space. It has been developed with expertise from space scientists, fitness professionals, astronauts and space agencies from all over the world. Running from January - May 2020, schools all around the world will be taking part! Students complete mission challenges in teams, representing their country and completing activities. Points are tracked and submitted on their website to help the Mission X mascots walk on the Moon! Students will experience what it is like to train like an astronaut!


My Skills My Life
Added: September 18 2019

My Skills My Life is a resource, developed by WISE, to be used by young people to discover careers suited to their personality types. The students can complete the quiz online or by using the paper resource (downloadable). Once they have completed this, it shows them all the real life role models that have the same personality as them and the career they have in STEM. It shows career pathways that the role models have taken. It’s an opportunity for students to find out about lots of different careers before making a decision about their future.


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