Information for Teachers
Thank you for signing up for our STEM Outreach Project, this consists of 2 project activities which can be easily delivered to your class, they can be used as either stand-alone activities or as a follow up to a STEM Outreach day at Westfield. (Due to Covid 19 restrictions, our events are currently suspended)
Given the loss of science learning over the lockdown, the contents of the two packs have been specially designed to promote problem solving, scientific enquiry using the scientific method and both predominantly feature practical work.
We have designed them to be suitable for pupils in years 4-6 and they can be run in a variety of ways as explained in the teacher pack. Some suggestions for approaches include a one-off science day, daily lessons during a science week, a series of weekly lessons over a half term or as the focus of a science club over half a term or longer. Within both packs there is a focus on promoting science careers and the packs are suitable for both girls and boys to use.
The teachers’ guide for each pack includes full risk assessments for all practical activities and schools that are linked to Westfield’s outreach programme can apply for Reece Foundation funded resource packs to help you to run the practical activities for your classes.
There is also a page of weblinks with suggestions of follow up activities for parents to do with their children at home or out and about.