In-school STEM sessions

In-school workshops

If your school is located more than 30 minutes drive from the STEM Hub, the STEM team are happy to come into your school to deliver sessions. All of our STEM sessions are hands-on and Curriculum for Excellence linked.

Please see details of our sessions that can be delivered in schools below:

Coding with 'SPRK+'

Get hands on with our 'SPRK+' robots! Pupils will be introduced to the basic concepts of computer programming through a series of fun games. They will then apply their skills to programme our robots through a series of challenges.


Curriculum for Excellence link(s): TCH 2-09a
Suitable for: Primary 5, 6 or 7
Length: 2 hours
Requirements: Large open space for testing devices (gym hall ideal)

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Pupils completing a maze using Sphero

DNA Discovery!

Learn about what DNA is and why scientists are so interested in it! Pupils will get hands-on conducting an experiment extracting some real DNA from fruit and then take part in some interactive activities learning about hereditary traits and what makes us all different.

Curriculum for Excellence links: Sciences SCN 2-14b
Suitable for: Primary 5, 6 or 7
Length: Negotiable (minimum 1 hour)
Requirements: Classroom based

 

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Pupils conducting an experiment

Microscopy

Pupils will discover how a microscope works and then work with a selection of different microscopes to explore what a range of samples looks like. We will compare samples of living and non-living things, thinking about what the differences are and then record our findings just like real scientists!

Curriculum for Excellence links: Sciences SCN 1-01, SCN 1-12b
Suitable for: Primary 1, 2, 3 or 4
Length: 1 hour
Requirements: Classroom based

 

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Pupils examining samples using microscopes

Renewables

In this session we will look at different forms of renewable energy. Pupils will work as a team to conduct science experiments using our wind turbine kits and will explore another type of renewable energy using interactive models.

Curriculum for Excellence links: Technologies 2-02b
Suitable for: Primary 5, 6 or 7
Length: 1 - 2 hours
Requirements: Classroom based

 

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Pupils learning about renewable energy

Space

Pupils will build models of planets and learn about the scale and distances in our solar system. They will discover how craters are formed and explore some materials from space. 

Suggested Curriculum for Excellence links: Sciences 2-06a
Suitable for: Primary 5, 6 or 7
Length: 1 hour - 1 hour 30 mins
Requirements: Classroom based

 

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Pupils learning about space

Science Investigators

Learn how to be a scientist. Through a series of fun experiments pupils will learn about the different skills you need to be a good scientist. Pupils will need to use observation, special scientific equipment and brilliant listening and team work skills in this fun hands-on workshop.


Curriculum for Excellence link(s): First level sciences: enquiry and investigative skills. SCN 1-15a, SCN 1-16a  
Suitable for: Primary 2, 3 or 4
Length: 1 hour
Requirements: Classroom based

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Children in science lab