In response to comments from parents at our events, we are pleased to run our first after school Science Club for pupils in classes 5 to 7 at Tarland School, which will be focused on ensuring that children get :
- A good understanding of the concepts that underpin science and technology
- Hands on experience of carrying out experiments
Our approach is designed to complement what is taught in the classroom.
We tackle science that is both on the curriculum as well as not on the curriculum. We hope to encourage your children to find science, mathematics and technology easy, fun and endlessly fascinating. Our job is to make difficult concepts easy to understand.
The Club is a volunteer led Club under the school’s supervision and insurance on a Thursday from 3.15 to 4.15 pm.
How does the Club run?
We aim to make our sessions very interactive, so children get used to using approaches such as the Scientific Method and get practice in assessing risk and handling scientific or technical equipment.
We sometimes follow themes and sometimes respond to requests from the children themselves to study areas they are interested in.
We introduce the children not only to the activity but also to the underpinning concepts and maths which help them gain understanding of the underlying science.
We aim during their time with us, to also introduce them to computer coding.
How do I register my child’s interest?
Please contact Tarland school directly or email us. We currently have places available in the Young Scientists Club at Tarland.
Using our activities
We publish our visuals used on each activity session on the Science Club Session pages and if you are wanting to run activities with children and use our material, you are welcome to do so. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily send you the version which includes the session plan and activity notes.