PSTT Children's University Science and STEM Clubs
Off the shelf resources for running extra-curricular clubs for children, with Children's University accreditation available
Aimed at teachers or other adults looking for support to introduce a science or STEM club to children, PSTT is creating 4 freely accessible club packs.
Each pack provides:
- an overview of how to run the sessions and list of all the resources required (simple, everyday materials) for 8 sessions.
- an activity sheet for each of the 8 sessions, giving the session leader guidance on organising the activities, which will include a practical challenge for the children, key facts/science and ideas for questions and further activities.
Some packs also contain a fact sheet for children to take home to encourage them to share findings with their families and take their learning further.
All activities are validated by the Children’s University and as such count towards accredited learning for any children taking part.
Created by PSTT College Fellow and Regional Mentor Kate Redhead, the Engineering Our World club introduces 8 famous scientists, engineers and artists as a springboard for group-based engineering challenges.
The Sensory Sparks club, created by PSTT College Fellow and SEN specialist teacher Julie Neil, provides activities aimed specifically towards children with special needs.
The Earth Explorers club, written by Kathryn Grahame, aims to develop environmental awareness through activities suitable for children aged 4-7, whilst an Upper Primary club, written by Janet Morris, will provide 8 science activities for children aged 7-11.
You may also be interested in our Science Clubs CPD Unit which can be accessed here.
Engineering Our World
Engineering Our World Overview [162.14kB]
Emily Roebling [161.53kB]
Activity sheet - to build a bridge between two supports that will hold 50g
Emily Roebling [258.23kB]
Gustave Eiffel [149.47kB]
Activity sheet - to build a tall and stable structure
Gustave Eiffel [238.80kB]
Isambard Kingdom Brunel [130.35kB]
Activity sheet - to construct a boat that will carry an object without sinking
Isambard Kingdom Brunel [229.94kB]
Leonardo Da Vinci [144.19kB]
Activity sheet - to make a flying machine: a hoop glider
Leonardo Da Vinci [227.56kB]
Marie Curie [149.48kB]
Activity sheet - to find out about things that cannot be seen
Marie Curie [157.47kB]
Mary Sherman Morgan [145.39kB]
Activity sheet - to construct a balloon rocket that will travel along a string for at least a metre
Mary Sherman Morgan [188.73kB]
Rube Goldberg [154.92kB]
Activity sheet - to use a mechanical chain reaction to make a ball roll into a basket
Rube Goldberg [169.58kB]
Stephanie Kwolek [132.82kB]
Activity sheet - to make an egg protector
Stephanie Kwolek [141.01kB]
Earth Explorers (4-7yrs)
This resource is coming soon.
This resource is coming soon.
Sensory Sparks (SEN)
Sensory Sparks Overview [164.30kB]
Booming Balloons [165.72kB]
SEN focus: gross motor sills, anticipation, responding to sound and movement
Catch the Worms [158.81kB]
SEN focus: fine motor skills development, cause and effect, observing results
Chocolate bridge [165.51kB]
SEN focus: observation skills, comparative testing
It's all curtains to me! [161.24kB]
SEN focus: exploration of materials, learning to sequence and sort
Nature's perfume [162.12kB]
SEN focus: sensory exploration of small, showing pleasure/displeasure from a range of herbs
'Pop' goes the rocket to the Moon! [161.57kB]
SEN focus: sequencing, following instructions, anticipation, responding to sound and movement
Sound skittles [160.91kB]
SEN focus: gross moto skills, anticipation, responding to sound and movement
Stretchy socks [166.50kB]
SEN focus: simple observation skills, ordering size, introduction to measure, making predictions comparative testing