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STEM-based activities for future engineers & technologists
As a provider of outsourced staffing solutions and specialist recruitment services within Engineering and Technology, Gattaca is keen to promote the importance of learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) skills.
With an increase in home-learning for children around the world, we've compiled a list of STEM-based activities and resources that children of all ages can get involved in.
1) ‘Starters for STEM’
We love these 10 educational activities from STEM Learning to keep brains and bodies moving. They’re easy to resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them.
Check them out here
2) Science primary resources from National Geographic
National Geographic has put together a range of resources for Key Stage 1 (age 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (age 7-11) Science. Covering fun facts and in-depth features on animals, habitats and life cycles, as well as out of this world resources on space, the solar system and being an astronaut, National Geographic Kids has a wealth of resources to help you plan your home-learning activities.
Take a look here
3) Learning Computer Science
In a tech-enabled world, computer science and coding are hugely valuable skills to learn. As they’ve grown up with technology, kids tend to really engage with these sorts of activities. Following the global COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in home learning, Cord.org have put together some resources, and are even running a live, weekly interactive classroom called Code Break.
Explore their resources here
4) Explore Earth & Space with NASA
Who better to educate your kids about space than the people who have been there? NASA has compiled a fantastic library of resources to keep those budding astronauts dreaming big.
Check out their resources here
5) STEM Learning from home and subject expert webchat
The experts at STEM Learning (the largest provider of education and careers support in STEM within the UK) have put together a great selection of resources - all of which are completely free for everyone to access. Their subject experts are also available from 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays via the chat function on their website.
Find out more on their website: www.stem.org.uk/home-learning
6) Bring the fun of a Science museum to your home
If your kids enjoy visiting science museums, they’ll love the challenges that they can take part in at home from the Science Museum Group. There are loads of activities, challenges and experiments available to keep young minds entertained and educated.
Make your virtual visit here