Your guide to key STEM events in the region and throughout the UK.
My Money Week provides a nationwide focus on financial capability for young people in primary and secondary schools throughout England, offering schools a flexible framework of options and resources to inspire students and teachers to get to grips with the practicalities of personal finance education.
An event for high ability year 10 students to find out about the UK space industry.
Win £3000 in equipment and an exclusive visit to the Science Museum! This is the top prize of the Anti-Doping Challenge, brought to you by STEMNET as part of the STEM Challenges series. We're challenging KS3 pupils to prove to GlaxoSmithKline and King's College London that they have the skills to perform some of the anti-doping laboratory techniques. From laboratory accreditation and quantitative analysis to security and ensuring the chain of custody of samples, this challenge really does give you an insight into what an anti-doping laboratory does.
Team registration deadline: 14 June 2010. Schools then have until 6 July to prepare their entry for judging.
The Regional Big Bang Fair 2010 aims:
Our annual conference, the highlight of the D&T calendar, brings together an international community of D&T teachers, subject co-ordinators, consultants and researchers to share their expertise on D&T specialisms and wider aspects of D&T education.
Local schools are invited to celebrate the work of the CELS project over the past 5 years. The event will showcase a range of CELS activities and collaborations.
A “BioBlitz” is a large scale event that engages large numbers of people with biodiversity, inviting them to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring. During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; seeking, identifying and recording as many species as possible over 24 hours. The majority of events work directly with an environmental records centre or within certain parameters in order to ensure that the data collected will have maximum scientific impact. Previous events have located between 300 and 700 unique species, depending on the site and number of people involved.
Everyone is invited to take part in finding wildlife during our fifth annual BioBlitz event. It's quite incredible what can be found: over 700 species have now been found and identified in the gardens of Banovallum House. Activities will include:
• Pond dipping and minibeast safaris.
• Moth trapping and bat hunts.
• Searches for butterflies, dragonflies, hoverflies and other flying insects.
• A self guided trail.
• Bird ringing demonstrations.
• Children’s activities.
• Nature photography workshops.
This one day course, aimed at KS3 science teachers, will provide a thorough insight into the innovative approaches and curriculum resources developed by the Centre for Science Education and VT Enterprise in the DSCF-funded STEM Subject Choice and Careers initiative.
Led by Pat Morton, the course will enable NQT and teachers early in their career to benchmark their own practice and learn how to develop this area of growing importance within their own school and across the STEM subjects. The course will illustrate how to progress and further develop effective associated areas of teacher practice such as development of student's personal skills and capabilities, equality and diversity and cross curricula working.
There will also be an opportunity to consider how to developing external partnerships with careers practitioners and STEM enrichment providers.