The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) funded “Engineering here, there and everywhere”
“Engineering here, there and everywhere” is a suite of interactive engineering activities delivered at prearranged school and public events by enthusiastic professional science educators to inspire and engage a large and diverse audience of pupils, parents, teachers and members of the public. “We already know that society needs more engineers, It’s time to do something about it” (IMechE report – leading the change) and this project does lead the change.
The Institute of Mechanical Engineers annual cardboard boat race and the IET funded workshops “all about boats”
Here we teach pupils to become engineers! We provide a thoroughly hands on (wet) STEM session to cover the topics of materials, buoyancy, Archimedes principle, boat design, scale drawing, scale models, testing, refined planning and boat building.
Cardboard Boat Race returns for 2017! Click Here
Tesco carrier bag levy public vote: Explore the Outdoors with Science
Seadream has run two public sessions at Kingsbridge library and participated in the Whitrock festival of learning.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for activities you can participate in!
Polar explorer programme
The Polar Explorer programme encourages and supports schools who are keen to raise aspirations and attainment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
In 2014, the Government announced a £200 million investment for a new polar research ship. The RRS Sir David Attenborough will enable world-leading research in Antarctica and the Arctic for the next 25 years.
With funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) The Polar Explorer Programme are using the build, launch and operation of RRS Sir David Attenborough to bring an exciting new context to the teaching of STEM subjects. Seadream’s director, Dr Juliette Jackson, is one of many selected STEM professionals to help enrich the teaching of STEM subjects in primary schools.
Fun with chemistry to show its importance in everyday life
This project will promote, support and celebrate chemistry. Our aim is to increase the public understanding of chemistry and the chemists’ influence and relevance in their lives and globally.
A dedicated chemistry “pitch” will be set up at public fairs and festivals to create a big impact on a wide audience of all ages.
The activities will be varied to demonstrate the wide ranging applications of chemistry including making bath bombs as a fun activity whilst making connections between the importance of chemistry for cleansing; the use of chemistry technology in imaging, including x-ray; the development and use of smart materials such as thermal, photo and pH sensitive papers. Other activities will explore safe and fun chemical reactions that benefit the food industry and the use of UV torches to explore sunscreens and fabric technologies.
Other collaborative outreach:
Children’s University is an amazing project where you can get rewarded for having fun!
Collect stamps in your Passport to Learning for each hour of an activity that you do, and when you get 30 we will give you a bronze certificate! Collect 65 and we will give you a silver certificate! Get all the way up to 100 and we will give you a gold certificate, and not just that, but we will invite you and your family along to Plymouth University where you will have a graduation! Seadream workshops count towards your passport for learning.
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