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STEM ClUB

Welcome to the exciting world of

 

In this club we will be creating, exploring, investigating, challenging and stimulating thinking through practical activities. Our club takes place every Thursday after school and is available to all ages.

We aim to look at STEM activities from all over the globe using our world map to follow where we are and how STEM is needed to support the local communities there.

What does STEM mean?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and how each of these areas can interweave learning across multiple subject areas. STEM allows children to explore, investigate, predict, think, be creative and learn real world skills for the future.

Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field. A curriculum that is STEM-based has real-life situations to help the student learn.

British Science Week 6th - 15th March 2020

The theme for British Science Week 2020 is ‘Our Diverse Planet’.

This theme encourages us to think about the amazing diversity we see on our planet, including different animals, habitats, cultures and more!

STEM club has taken this as the stepping stone into looking at how our diverse world uses STEM in a multitude of ways, including;

Diverse People

Diverse Species

Diverse Places

Diverse Materials

Citizen Science

With cross-curricular links to Geography, History and other subjects too, we will be using our maps of the world to see how STEM has helped change the way we view our planet and support the life within it. 

Please see this link for a powerpoint explaining this further. 

EYFS activities

Please find attached here a range of STEM activities aimed at the 2-5 age group. These are activities to try at home and are not activities we will be doing as a part of STEM Club. 

Click here for a variety of EYFS based STEM activities

Kids should engineer before they can spell 

KS1 activities

Please find attached here a range of STEM activities aimed at the 5-7 age group. These are activities to try at home and are not activities we will be doing as a part of STEM Club. 

Click here for a variety of KS1 based STEM activities

There is nothing I believe in more than getting children interested in science, technology, math and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind!

Useful websites and apps to access at home

www.stem.org.uk

www.britishscienceweek.org

www.nasa.gov 

www.twinkl.co.uk - search for STEM

Pinterest App - search for STEM activities