Every year, schools up and down the country celebrate British Science Week with events and activities in science, technology, engineering, and maths. This year, the event will run from Friday 10th March – Sunday 19th March, and at Meet A Creature, we are looking forward to it! Wondering what you can do with your class to get them excited about STEM subjects? Just take a look at some of our ideas!
Take a lesson outside
Getting out of the classroom can often be exciting for children, so if you want to fill them with excitement for a subject like maths, why not get outside and turn addition, subtraction and more into a physical activity? You could try shouting out sums and getting the children to organise themselves into groups to create the right answer.
Create something as a class
Through our animal workshops, we have noticed that getting hands-on experience is a great way to get children to engage with a subject, especially a STEM subject.
Conduct an experiment
Science can be fun and exciting, especially when you can get the whole class involved in a real scientific experiment. There are plenty of online resources that will give you tutorials on how to conduct these experiments, but we love these videos which give you a step-by-step as well as the explanation behind each experiment. Why not get your class to make predictions about what will happen?
What better way to learn more about nature than with a hands-on animal workshop? With educational workshops suitable for EYFS, KS1, KS2 and SEN students, your pupils will get up close and personal with exotic creatures they’ve probably never seen before. Best of all, they’ll get to learn all about our animals – from Crusher and Monty, our royal pythons, so named because some ancient rulers would wear them as jewellery, to Roger and Flora, our rabbits who have almost 360° panoramic vision!
You can book an animal workshop by getting in touch with a member of our team. Simply call us on 07432560371 and we will be more than happy to help. In the meantime, check us out on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all our latest news and updates.