Monday12th March 2017
09:30 - 14:30
Year 8 students
The University of Bath
The Science Ambassadors scheme is designed to help build confidence through supporting year 8 students in the planning and delivery of physics-based outreach for primary schools. Students attending this training day will learn how to deliver a range of science demos and activities, as well as taking part in a session on presentation skills.
This physics outreach scheme trains students to deliver physics demos and workshops in local primary schools.
Research by the Institute of Physics shows that although girls outperform boys at GCSE, they lack confidence in their ability in physics and so are less likely to continue with the subject post-16. The Science Ambassadors scheme is designed to help build confidence through supporting students in the planning and delivery of physics-based outreach.
There are three workshops for teachers to run in schools to help resilience, develop creative thinking skills and provide practice in science communication. You can download the resources HERE.
Each workshop is designed to take 45 minutes. However, each can also be easily extended, shortened or spread over two sessions. The equipment required is either provided or should be readily available in schools.
Participating schools will also bring a group of around 10 students to one of our IOP Science Ambassador training days. Students will learn how to deliver a range of science demos and activities, as well as taking part in a session on presentation skills.
See http://stimulatingphysics.org/sas.html for full details