STEM education refers to the curriculum focused around four disciplines including – science, technology, engineering and maths.
Early interest in STEM is important in cultivating future progression into STEM subjects in higher education. We have developed STEM activities for primary schools that encourage students to investigate fascinating scientific concepts such as electronics and light.
If you would like us to visit your class to facilitate one of the below workshops please fill in this form and email it to both Caitriona.firstname.lastname@example.org & Alida.email@example.com . Visits are subject to availability and are limited.
Note: Workshops can be offered in person or remotely depending on the workshop, school’s needs, but also researcher availability.
This activity consists of a short 15 - 20 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute hands on activity. Students will be introduced to electricity, electronics, new terminology and key pieces that are required to make a circuit work. They will have the opportunity to create a fully functioning paper circuit card out of copper tape, a coin cell battery and a LED (Light Emitting Diode).
This activity aims to stimulate an interest in physics, particularly photonics, through a number of mediums including using everyday objects, to explain basic principles of light. During this activity, children will learn about light and will get the opportunity to create their own spectroscope, a device that breaks up white light into the colours of the rainbow.
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