|Learning Resources STEM in Action Sunny Sandpit Exploration Project for Year 1. This easy to implement project provides 150 minutes of hands-on learning, broken into 30 minute sessions to fit your schedule.
Integrating Science, Design & Technology, and Maths, this weather-themed project covers a host of National Curriculum for England (2014) and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence attainment targets in each of the STEM subjects, and develops transferrable life skills in problem-solving and teamwork.
Including a teacher guide, activity guide cards, photocopiable worksheets, assessment tools, home-connection activities, and the materials needed for classes and clubs of 24-30 students, the project comes ready-to-teach from the storage box, requiring less than 5 minutes planning and preparation time. Gratnells tray measures 30H x 31W x 43L centimetres.
Set in the context of a real-world problem-solving challenge, hands-on activities and practical investigations build understanding and engagement as students work to provide a solution: in Sunny Sandpit Exploration, Sam loves to play in his sandpit but the sun makes the sand too hot and the rain make it too wet to play in! Students explore the concepts of sunlight, shadow, permeability, material properties, and shapes, as they design and build a covering which will block sunlight and water.
Compatible for use as part of the progressive STEM in Action scheme for Key Stages 1 and 2. Suitable for ages 5+. Torch requires 4AA batteries. NOT included.