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Discovery STEM Education

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Discovery STEM Education is a not for profit organisation with a mission to inspire and support the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. This is achieved through a variety of projects including the Amazing Bodies Day.

Amazing Bodies Day

An opportunity for pupils to take on the roles of a GP, microbiologist, cytologist and surgeon by taking part in a variety of exciting practical activities including:

  • Fixing skeleton and anatomy models.
  • Experiments with stethescopes.
  • Diagnosing patients by identifying microbes on fake microbiology plates.
  • Testing fake urine for a variety of disease conditions.
  • Observing cells from a variety of organs under a microscope.
  • Handling a real heart, kidney and liver.
  • Engineering models to demonstrate how various body systems work.

The way in which the activities are structured and delivered can be tailored to meet the needs of individual schools. Activities can be differentiated for each key stage. The day can be used to focus on areas of the recent National Curriculum guidelines for ‘working scientifically’ or delivered simply to stimulate an interest in science.

Delivered by a science teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE) and PhD in kidney disease research.

Subjects: Engineering, General Science, Chemistry, Biology

Ages 5-7yrs old, 7-11yrs old

Cost: £500 for the day. All equipment and resources are provided. Optional 2 hour teacher support and resources (for up to 6 teachers) to extend learning from the day by working scientifically with enquiry. Cost: £200.

Note: Costs vary depending on location of school

To book Amazing Bodies Day contact:
Dr Melissa Butt
Discovery STEM Education Centre, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S38RY

Phone: 07854641930

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