In a recent collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust, we are proud to announce the launch of Wow Science (www.wowscience.co.uk), a child friendly gateway to high quality primary science resources on the internet and beyond. Whether you want videos, games, experiments or apps, our focus is clear: accurate science presented in a fun and engaging way.
Science forms part of our everyday lives and yet adults and children alike find it hard to engage. There is a wealth of scientific information available online, including thousands of activities, games and websites, but sifting out the good stuff can be daunting. It can be frustrating when you end up with low quality resources that have bugs, are hard to use, difficult to understand and at the worst scientifically inaccurate. So how do you know which resources are the good ones? Which ones can you can trust?
That is where Wow Science comes in. The idea is an easy to use website that brings together the best of fun and informative primary science resources. Rather than you wasting your evening searching the internet, we’ve trawled through hundreds of resources and cherry picked what we think the are the best. All our suggested resources have undergone testing by our in house scientists and teachers at the PSTT. That means no annoying bugs or glitches, only excellent, easy to understand science.
The site will be constantly updated with resources for children to explore either alone or together with their parents. These can be easily filtered by subject and activity type.
With a section for learning materials aimed specifically at teachers we believe this website will also be an excellent resource for educators. These links provide a mixture of lesson plans, games and activities to promote discussion in the classroom.
Wow Science was commissioned by the Primary Science Teaching Trust a charity dedicated to to improving the education of children and young people in science in the UK. The PSTT was founded in 1997 by what is now AstraZeneca. The Trust’s objective is “to improve the education of children and young people in science in the UK’ and has funded hundreds of projects that work towards furthering this aim. The site was created by Scientists here at Learning Science.
So, whether you are a teacher looking for inspiration, a dad who just doesn’t ‘get’ magnetism, a home educating mum, or a 7 year old with an earthworm obsession, we hope you will enjoy the site.