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British Science Week - 11-20 March 2022

British Science Week - 11-20 March 2022

 03 Mar 2022 | views: 582 | Virtual Events

Extended by popular demand until 21st of April 2022

British Science Week (BSW) is an annual opportunity to link science and future careers for all pupils. With the importance of equity in education BSW is a fantastic opportunity to raise aspirations.

To make this year more manageable for teachers, The STEM Hub has created a range of resources for learners aged 5-19 years that can be accessed from the classroom and at home as long as there is internet access. There are also STEM Ambassadors who will be giving live talks throughout the month of March. These are undertaken in a way that allows pupils to ask questions and for safeguarding to be in place.

PRIMARY
For primary pupils there are science workshops hidden within the BSW image (the teachers notes will lead you to the eleven science workshops covering topics on plant growth, pollution, seed bombs and construction.

SECONDARY
For secondary pupils there are career opportunities in the Careers Fair, inputs from a range of multinational companies within a variety of industry sectors, undertake the interactive workshops that develop an understanding of diverse careers.

CAREERS
For Career input there is a digital Flip book ‘Roots and Shoots’. In this virtual booklet information is provided about how careers may change in the future. STEM Ambassadors from careers as diverse as ‘Special Effects’ to a ‘Diagnostic Radiographer’ share what might change in their careers in the future.

MARS DAY
To celebrate all things Mars there is a section of the site devoted to Mars, the red planet. including the career game ‘Mission to Mars’. STEM Ambassadors share their skills sets and pupils can select their own mars mission team and win prizes whilst learning about future skills needed in the workplace.

All content will be available until Easter.

Live Talks

Friday 11th March | 9.15am to 9.45am

Wind Power: Are you a Fan?
How big are wind turbines? How do they produce electricity? Can wind power help us stop climate change?
To celebrate the first day of British Science Week 2022 on the theme of “change", Christina will pay your school a virtual visit for a fun-filled, information-packed 30-minute assembly to get your children thinking, questioning and curious.
Ideal for KS2, but suitable for all.


Monday 14th March | 11am to 12pm

RoboKids Space Show: Mars Day Special at 11am
RoboKids takes you on a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space, programming and robots - Celebrating Mars Day 2022
RoboKids takes you on a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space, programming and robots. Take part in this online show and help programme our friendly robot “Nao” and her friends for a joint human and robotic Aurora mission to Mars. An educational show for children aged 4-11. Presented by spacefund.co.uk and funded by the UK Space Agency.


Monday 14th March | 1.30pm to 2.30pm

RoboKids Space Show: Mars Day Special at 1.30pm
RoboKids takes you on a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space, programming and robots - Celebrating Mars Day 2022.
RoboKids takes you on a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space, programming and robots. Take part in this online show and help programme our friendly robot “Nao” and her friends for a joint human and robotic Aurora mission to Mars. An educational show for children aged 4-11. Presented by spacefund.co.uk and funded by the UK Space Agency.


Tuesday 15th March | 9.15am to 10.15am

RoboKids Space Show: Mars Week Special
RoboKids takes you on a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space, programming and robots - Celebrating Mars Day 2022.
RoboKids takes you on a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space, programming and robots. Take part in this online show and help programme our friendly robot “Nao” and her friends for a joint human and robotic Aurora mission to Mars. An educational show for children aged 4-11. Presented by spacefund.co.uk and funded by the UK Space Agency.


Wednesday 16th March | 8.40am to 9.10am

Measurement Science at NPL: KS3 Science Assembly
Did you know there is a UK laboratory with about 1000 people working on some of the most accurate measurements on earth?
This 30 minute assembly is about careers in STEM. Did you know there is a UK laboratory with about 1000 people working on some of the most accurate measurements on earth? They create time scales with atomic clocks and mass scales using electromagnets to enable every aspect of 21st century life from medicine to electronics. Hear from some of the scientists about their work and careers. Schools can ask questions live.
Aimed at: KS3 students


Wednesday 16th March | 1.30pm to 2.30pm

How wide and how fast is your hand? Interactive Workshop
Aimed at KS2 students, this online workshop, run by measurement experts at NPL, is very hands on! Participants will need to think about the pros and cons of using their hands to measure distances, and possibly be surprised to find their two hands are different sizes. Using your hands to measure distances, investigate if one hand catches objects quicker than the other. Those attending will need to be in groups of at least 2 people – the reaction time experiment can’t be done by one person by themselves! Participants won’t need to share video content but will be able to participate via chat the function. Each student group of two to three people will need a 30 cm ruler and something to write results down with. Keywords: maths, measurement, reaction times.


Friday 18th March | 1.30pm to 2.30pm

SpaceShip Earth: Mars Week Special
Join Mission Control on this exciting Earth observation mission to view our beautiful planet from space and visit the orbiting satellites that are helping us combat climate change.‘Spaceship Earth’ is an entertaining interactive show for primary-aged children, teachers and families, designed to educate, delight, and inspire. Presented by Spacefund.co.uk, ‘Spaceship Earth’ is delivered as a live broadcast via Microsoft Teams Live.