STEM Aware started in 2011 engaging with a small number of classrooms in local schools in Derry~Londonderry. Since then it has outreached to 1000’s of children and adults through school and community engagement.
For schools STEM Aware has many one hour lessons developed as kits that link to ‘World Around Us’ (WAU) topic work and themes, while some themes continue to be developed there is a large bank of hands on kits to match the ‘World Around Us’ area of learning that includes science and technology. They are widely suitable for all ages but the skills being applied progress upwards from P1 - P7.
Teachers and pupils will get hands on ‘learning by doing’. Teachers will be equipped with all the necessary support material such as power points, lesson plans, risk assessments and pupils worksheets that will compliment the kit provided for the chosen activity. This gives teachers hands on training and a confidence building experience in STEM.
Schools could kick-start or deepen stem engagement through one of the different options below;
Proposed activity lessons that last 1 hour and can be bought as a kit with or without STEM Aware facilitation staff. The kits are prepared and delivered to your school once activities are agreed. Available activity lessons include;
- Eco activities
- Human body
- Many others activities linked to WAU topics
- Pneumatics and Hydraulics
- Practical Maths (including hired Lego)
- Solids, Liquids and Gases
Proposed kick-start in STEM for KS2, ten one hour classroom activity kits for one class to complete delivered to your school as one package.
Workshop Delivery Days (full day or half day). Following the themes listed below STEM Aware will compose an event plan to meet the requirements of your school. Available workshops include;
- Bridges and Structures
- Coding (we provide laptops for up to 30 pupils).
- Crime Scene Investigations
- Electricity and Robotics
- Lego and Lego WeDo 2.0
- Minecraft Edu. (we provide laptops for up to 30 pupils).
- Space and Rockets
- Transport and Travel
Nursery group and specialized delivery of STEM developed to the appropriate level for the very young and those with special educational needs.
Interactive science show with audience participation will create a journey to explore different types of energy, rocket launchers, electricity, fire and the amazing properties of air.
Bring science to family fun nights or the school summer fete with bottled rockets, science demos, interactive science activities that can get messy!
Training sessions for teachers, support staff and parents designed to meet the needs of the school, this can be delivered to teachers across the school to allow a full approach to areas of learning and progression skills through the school.
STEM Aware will accommodate career talks but prefer to have hands on career walks with secondary school pupils though interactive workshops.
STEM Aware will design any bespoke projects for industry or community groups that will outreach to the selected target audience groups, highlighting the support that certain areas of community life that industry provides.
STEM Aware will design and facilitate specially designed programs for community outreach groups, for example Good Relations Workshops where STEM is the mechanism in workshops addressing reconcilation or prejudice.
Please note children and adult numbers, travel and delivery are needed to determine costs so please let us know your details by completing the contact form.