Engaging in scientific debates creates engaged citizens. This activity (aimed at students aged 11+) supports students to debate a topic linked to physics and astronomy. Students will practice their oracy skills and use of persuasive language, and develop their teamwork and critical thinking skills.
Scientists discuss and debate ideas continually. Aimed at pupils aged 7 - 11, this activity allows pupils to think about why we explore space. Pupils will form their own opinions, discuss ideas, and work in teams to form persuasive arguments. The session allows pupils to improve their speaking and listening skills, as well as develop their critical thinking and confidence.
Aimed at pupils aged 7 - 14, this workshop provides an opportunity for pupils to develop knowledge and understanding of the different jobs available to people who enjoy space and science through class games, quizzes, and discussion. Pupils learn what a stereotype is and discuss gender stereotypes relating to jobs in science, technology, engineering, and maths. Pupils assess their own skills and qualities and develop an awareness of the skills and qualities of others around them.