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'The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers; he is the one who asks the right questions.' - Claude Levi-Strauss

 

Introduction:

At Ridgeway we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which meets the needs of Ridgeway children. We want every child to be excited about Science and ambitious throughout their life. Our Science curriculum provides high quality activities that allow children to increase knowledge, understanding of the world and develop skills. This helps our children to develop natural curiosity and respect. We achieve this by providing a curriculum which builds upon each year to ensure progression and develop scientific vocabulary so children can face anything in the future.

Science week

At Ridgeway, each year we take part in British Science Week. It is a ten day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths and children engage with a variety of exciting activities. 

 Science at home

 

We have compiled a selection of websites, activities and resources that you can use to bring science alive at home. Science can be done by anyone and anywhere!

 

The Royal Institution

A series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children.

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental

 

Primary Science Teaching Trust

 

A collaboration with Science Sparks and the Primary Science Teaching Trust, Science Fun at Home provides simple and engaging practical science activities. Originally created to support learning at home, the activities are equally useful for learning at school. The activities are open ended and adaptable for any age.

https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home

 

Operation Ouch

 

Operation Ouch is a science show for kids that is full of experiments and biological learnings. In this educational TV show, twin brothers Dr. Chris and Dr. Xand do science experiments for kids, to explain us how the human body with all its different parts and systems works, and how medicine and medical procedures can help. It's Biology for kids in a fun format!

https://www.youtube.com/c/OperationOuch

 

Maddie Moate, Science Edutuber

 

Maddie Moate is an EduTuber and BAFTA-winning presenter, passionate about curiosity. She is the host of the BAFTA-nominated CBeebies TV series “Maddie's Do You Know?”, BBC Earth's “Earth Unplugged” and Fully Charged's latest series 'Maddie Goes Electric'. Maddie is one of the few family focused “Edu-tubers” in the UK and has been creating educational science videos since 2013, amassing over 40+ million views on her own channel and hundreds of millions across others. She hosts and performs her own theatre shows at live events and has enjoyed acting in the Cbeebies Christmas shows and the Cbeebies Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

https://www.youtube.com/c/maddiemoate/featured

 

Wild Days by earthwatch Europe

 

Structured activities and video content to guide you through around an hour of outdoor learning that you can do in your own green space (in line with government guidance!). Each daily edition has been created for children aged 4-11 by our scientists and outdoor learning experts, to help you utilise the greatest learning resource out there: nature.

https://earthwatch.org.uk/wild-days

 

Steve Spangler Science

 

Steve Spangler Science is the home to one of the most robust collections of science experiments and science project ideas online today.

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiment-library/

 

Wow Science

 

Wow Science was created by Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) in collaboration with Learning Science Ltd. The site provides links to the best primary science learning materials on the web, helping children to enjoy science both inside and outside the classroom. The resources, which cover a broad range of science subjects and are suitable for all primary ages, can be an excellent tool for teachers, students and their parents. All the resources have been approved by the PSTT for quality and suitability, ensuring the content we promote is accurate and useful to learning.

https://wowscience.co.uk/

 

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