We are celebrating all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) from Monday 28 June to Friday 2 July by releasing new mini lectures each day created by University of Central Lancashire experts and our partners at Electricity North West and Sika.
These short 5-minute mini lectures are accompanied by teacher notes and activity packs— take a look and make sure you have any necessary materials for student activities in advance of the video content release dates.
To view these resources and the mini lectures, scroll to the bottom of the page.
These mini lectures, activity packs, and teacher notes are freely available. Before delivering activities, teachers should complete a risk assessment taking into account their classroom environments, class sizes, and the level of supervision available.
The mini lectures will be released at 9AM each day according to the timetable below:
|Brain Power: How to Learn by Julie Allen|
Dark Patterns: How Video Games and Websites Play Sneaky Tricks on You by John King
Electricity Safety and Sustainability by Electricity North West
|Into Our Skies: Space in Schools by Lucy Starkey|
Supercharge Your Passwords: How to Improve Your Passwords by Chris Finnigan
Building Electrical Circuits by Electricity North West
Testing Properties of Materials by Sika
|The Science of Sleep by Dr Sarita Robinson|
Nanophysics and Nanotechnology by Dr Karen Syres
Conductors and Insulators by Electricity North West
|AI, Triangles, and Googly Eyes by Dr Martin Bateman|
Bendy Bodies and Super Skeletons by Dr Catherine Tennick
Switches and Building Electrical Circuits by Electricity North West
|Arm Exoskeletons by Dr Matt Dickinson|
The Uncanny Valley by Nicky Danino
How Smart is AI? by Oliver Kerr
How Secure is Your Door? by Sam Connolly
Looking for inspiration for your next classroom-based STEM activity? Head to BAE Systems online Learning Hub and explore the Engineering Fairy Tales.
This collection of STEM stories and challenges were designed to help children understand the world of engineering and develop their teamwork and creative problem-solving skills, whilst having fun. These familiar stories with a twist were developed by education experts at STEMFirst, and are read by STEM Ambassadors from BAE Systems, the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force.
If you have any questions, please contact the festival team at email@example.com.