Our 6-week learning programme, designed as a practical and team-based experience for KS2 primary school classes.
Inspired by the ‘real-life’ challenges and big questions faced by leading North East science, technology and engineering companies, pupils will work to solve a challenge over 5 weeks. On the sixth week, pupils have the opportunity to visit a leading North East STEM company/university faculty site with a bespoke tour around the areas of site relevant to challenge.
In every STEM Challenge, young people will develop key investigation skills through self-directed learning. Each project is a practical challenge that children can work through together, building communication and teamwork skills.
Linking closely to the primary science curriculum, each project has a ‘real-life’ application to world of work in STEM here in the North East.
A key part of the bespoke trip in the final week is giving children the opportunity to speak to those currently working in STEM careers. The group will find that scientists, engineers and people in STEM jobs regularly come across many of the same problems that they encountered in their own projects.
Science UKS2 – Working Scientifically
- Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions.
- Take measurements using a range of scientific equipment.
- Record data and results.
- Report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions in oral and written forms.
- Use scientific language and understanding to explain findings.