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STEM Festive Countdown Calendar Launching 1st December!

STEM Festive Countdown Calendar Launching 1st December!

 26 Nov 2021

We are excited to announce our STEMFestive Countdown Calendar is back!

Beginning 1st December, we will release a new activity to the calendar EVERY DAY as the festive season draws closer. The calendar will grow daily, and not only you will be able to access that day’s new activity, but you can also check out all of the activities from the previous days throughout the month.

With activities from STEM Ambassadors, the Computing Hub and Teachers involved in our Science Learning Partnership, we are collaborating with the STEM community to bring you activities with fun and festive videos, challenges, and downloadable resources. Suitable for use both in the classroom and with family at home, check back every day to see what exciting new content we will release!


In addition, we have many live talks taking place in December

PRIMARY

Primary Live Assembly Talk: Working in Aviation: My Role as a Radio Engineer
Friday 26th November, 9:15am – 9:45am
Find out what it is like to work with pilots on walkie talkies and using technology to help airplanes fly in the right place in the sky! Stuart works with technology and equipment used on planes, drones, space planes and other things such as hot air balloons! Find out about Stuart’s job and what it is like to work with pilots on walkie talkies and using technology to help airplanes fly in the right place in the sky! Do you have ideas about how we can use technology to help aircraft in the future? Stuart can answer your questions!
BOOK HERE: https://workinginaviation_radioengineer.eventbrite.co.uk

Primary Live Assembly Talk: Working in Aviation: Who Needs Trees?
Thursday 2nd December, 9:15am – 9:45am
Learn what an Ecologist does with STEM ambassador Helen,  using videos and  cartoon character Orik the Octopus to learn all about trees! Using cartoon images and videos, with Orik the Octopus – Nature Explorer – as our guide we’ll explore what animals live in or need trees.  We will look at some animals found in trees and find out why trees are important to them. Each animal will focus on a different need.  For example, trees provide somewhere to live for bats, nesting material for birds and dinner for dormice. STEM ambassador Helen will also weave in how her job as an ecologist relates to these animals and the trees.
BOOK HERE: https://whoneedstrees.eventbrite.co.uk

Primary Live Assembly Talk: What has Maths got to do with Tea Time?
Wednesday 8th December, 9:15am – 9:45am
Be an inspection engineer for the day with STEM ambassador Miriam! Join STEM Ambassador Miriam to learn all about being a Civil Engineer for the Railways. Become an Inspection Engineer for the day and use your detective skills and Maths to see if the embankment is safe to run the trains or not.
BOOK HERE: https://whatsmathsgottodowithteatime.eventbrite.co.uk

Primary Live Assembly Talk: Festive Measurements with NPL
Thursday 9th December, 9:15am – 9:45am
Have you ever wondered about the festive season, but in numbers? In a 30-minute school primary assembly, Sharmila and Andrew Hanson, with help from NPL scientists, will unpack a miscellany of fun seasonal experiments to help you see how important measurement and science are every day. Be prepared to participate and ask questions via a chat function.
BOOK HERE: https://festivemeasurements.eventbrite.co.uk

Spaceship Earth - Festive Special
Wednesday 15th December, 6pm – 7pm
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 www.spacefund.co.uk
BOOK HERE: https://spaceshipearthchristmas.eventbrite.co.uk

SECONDARY

Secondary Live Assembly Talk: Software Development with Binnies
Friday 3rd December, 8:45am – 9:15am
Join us to learn about an unusual path to a career in Software Development and how this role contributes to reducing climate change. In this Secondary Assembly Career Talk, Duncan will share his career in Software Development. Discover the world of computing and how this has developed to support sustainability and our environment.
BOOK HERE: https://softwaredevelopmentlivetalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Secondary Live Assembly Talk: Festive Measurements with NPL
Thursday 9th December, 8:40am – 9:10am
In a 30-minute school secondary assembly, Sharmila and Andrew Hanson, with help from NPL scientists, will unpack a miscellany of fun seasonal experiments to help you see how important measurement and science are every day. Be prepared to participate and ask questions via a chat function.
BOOK HERE: https://nplfestivemeasurementssecondary.eventbrite.co.uk

Secondary Assembly Live Talk: Dovetail Games
Thursday 9th December, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in Gaming? As part of our EngiTech Virtual Event, join STEM Ambassadors from Dovetail Games, who will show you the Gaming Industry, and who and what is involved in developing video games! This interactive live talk involves polls and quizzes, so be ready to get interactive while meeting the Dovetail Games team! Suitable for secondary school aged students.
BOOK HERE: https://dovetailgamessecondary.eventbrite.co.uk

Secondary Live Talk: Ceres Reimagine Competition 2021
Join the Ceres Power team online to find out how you can enter this exciting competition. We need a revolutionary energy transition: Today, Ceres is working with our partners to deploy clean energy technologies at scale and pace. But it is going to take a whole world of collaboration to reach net zero and some ideas we haven’t even imagined yet. And that’s where you come in: Ceres in collaboration with STEM Learning UK is launching a science animation competition for secondary schools in the Southeast. We’re asking the next generation to REIMAGINE our world. So, join the Hydrogen Animation Challenge: We want to hear your ideas about the future of energy. Maybe you’re inventive, creative, scientific, or just concerned about climate change. We’re asking you to submit a short animation, video or even a storyboard. Help us help you shape the future.
BOOK HERE: https://ceresreimaginecompetition.eventbrite.co.uk

Spaceship Earth - Festive Special
Wednesday 15th December, 6pm – 7pm
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 www.spacefund.co.uk
BOOK HERE: https://spaceshipearthchristmas.eventbrite.co.uk