ravenwing

STEM Experiences

Science activities to capture young imaginations

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The UK is failing to attract young people into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects (STEM).
“while the UK spends more on education than most OECD member states, that expenditure did not translate into improved education” – OECD 2013 Report

Science activities to capture young imaginations

With ravenwing STEM Experiences I am trying to make a small difference by presenting great fun science activities to primary school aged children, both independently and as part of the STEMNET STEM Ambassadors scheme.
The aim is to inspire children before they say "I can't do science", giving them a fun memory of a science based topic that will stay with them. Then, when STEM subjects come up in a more formal context, some of the children might recall the fun they had and give it a go, rather than just dropping the subject to do something easier.
I like to think of this as accidental learning; it's not pretending to be teaching - think of it as more of a fireworks display; and we all like those, right? We probably don't remember all the details of the display, but we do remember that we like fireworks.
I have a few different shows available - you can check them out here

And please feel free to get in touch and let me know what you think.