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STEM Activities from Forest and Millais

We are very pleased to announce that The Forest School and Millais have created a wonderful pack of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities which are suitable for primary school children. (Some of the activities might be slightly more suitable for the older children, but everyone is welcome to take part and have a go with parental support). 

Please read the Parent Support Sheet – which explains how these activities work. Some of the activities are also being run as competitions. We will hand out the certificates when the children return in September. Any current year 6 children will have their certificate emailed to their parents in September. 

If you have any further questions, please email Miss Gallagher or The Forests School  directly.

Parent support sheet

Please send your work and photographs to your child’s class teacher at the class email address (e.g. oak@arunside.school) or to stem@theforestschool.net by the end of Thursday 16th July 2020. To enter any of the competitions – please email The Forest School directly. The competition activities also count towards your certificates. 

You are very welcome to complete any of the activities after this date – they will remain on the school website over the Summer holidays. 

We would like to thank Dr England (Forest) and Mr Holmes (Millais) for providing us with these wonderful activities. 

Biodiversity: Population studies

Please note -the second video is accessed via a link on the information page.

Biodiversity population studies

Biodiversity Challenge Part 2 how to use a quadrat includes link to video

Boat Building

Boat Building

Investigating Yeast

Investigating Yeast

Sustainable Shelters

Sustainable Shelters

Making and testing glue 

Please note that the children do not actually use actual glue in this experiment. 

Making and testing glue

Recycle that sound

Recycle that Sound

How Can We Make Sounds

Monster Challenge

The Monster Challenge

Making Indicators

Making indicator worksheet

Making indicator- a step by step guide

Making crystals

Making crystals worksheet and instructions

STEM in the News

STEM in the news

Rock Cycle

Chocolate rock cycle worksheet

Rock cycle factsheet FINAL

The next set of activities are under the section ‘Kitchen Sink Experiments’ on the parent support sheet. 

Dissolving

Dissolving

Fireworks in a Glass

Fireworks in a Glass

Fun with Density

Fun With Density

Lava Lamp

Lava Lamp

Magic potion

Magic Potions

Picking up an ice cube

Picking Up an Ice Cube

Awe and wonder: clean pennies

Awe and wonder clean pennies

Soap bubble prints

Soap bubble prints

Fruity sweet colour mixing

Fruity sweet colour mixing

 

 

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