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18.11.2020

Saturday Science Club – Healthy Air

Saturday Science Club – Healthy Air 

Join us this weekend as we explore the world of air quality in an online Zoom session all about air pollution.

We need air to survive, but the air around us also contains tiny pieces of pollution that can cause us problems with our health. In this session, we’ll meet environmental science researcher Diana as we explore what air pollution is and what we can do about it. We’ll learn about the human body, what breathing in pollution can do to us, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask an air expert your questions on the issue.

 

Who: 6 – 11 years of age

When: Saturday 21st November 10.00 am or 12.30 pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Register: Email Sam on s.allen-turner@imperial.ac.uk

 

Simple Science Activities Online Library

Until September just gone, we had been sending out weekly emails which contained simple science activities handpicked by the Community Team for families to do at home with the kids. We’ve collated all the activities and uploaded them onto our website here to be accessed anytime for those looking for science activities aimed at 5 – 11 year olds.

 

We’ve broken them down into five areas which can be downloaded into a shareable word file:

 

We hope you find them useful and please do send over any pictures of your experiments and creations!

 

STEMM Futures – Webinar Series 

Imperial’s Schools Outreach team are delighted to announce the launch of  ‘STEMM Futures’, a new four-part webinar series aimed at young people of Black African and Afro-Caribbean heritage in Years 7–13 keen to find out about university and their future careers options.

 

Black people are currently underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), making it harder for young Black people to understand what their next steps should be. This webinar series aims to give those young people opportunities to explore what it’s really like to study STEMM at university and the steps they can take to do so, as well as demonstrating the incredible career paths on offer.

 

Although these webinars are aimed at students of Black African and Afro-Caribbean heritage, they are open for all students to attend.

Further details of the four webinars are available here.

  • Session one: Discover Imperial – Saturday 21 November, 14.00-15.00
  • Session two: Choose your future in STEMM – Saturday 28 November, 14.00-15.30
  • Session three: Careers showcase – Saturday 5 December, 14.00-15.00
  • Session four: Goal setting and revision techniques – Saturday 12 December, 13.00-15.15

Register here 

 

Under-Fives Storytelling About the Original Spiderman

Join us on Saturday 28th November for a special story about the original spider man – the West African spider god Anansi! This brave, cheeky and cunning spider easily shifts between the form of a man and a spider. He once captured a leopard, some bees and a man-eating snake! They were all much more powerful or larger than him. So, how did he do it?

Helen Tozer, our professional storyteller weaves amazing tales with inspiration from the natural world to create exciting engaging sessions that explore science in a fun and friendly way for toddlers!

Our online show is much more special than just a live stream. We will use Zoom to create a personalised, interactive session in the comfort of your own home. Sing songs, explore science and hear stories in these sessions aimed at our youngest neighbours.

After the session, you will be sent a free activity pack with all the materials to make your own spider and web at home!

Who: 2- 5 years old (for safeguarding reasons young children will need to be supervised by and adult during the session)

When: Saturday 28th 10.00am and 2.00pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Register: Email Sam on s.allen-turner@imperial.ac.uk

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