Super senses, Klarup Skole, Denmark – DLaB Project Day 3
The lateral line system of fishes is examined from many different angles. Students are paired together and each receives a rainbow trout to examine. They first study it from the outside, before they start dissecting it.
Moving to space, Klarup Skole, Denmark – DLaB Project Day 2
Programming robots to scout for resources and information about the newly colonised planet
Size matters, Klarup Skole, Denmark – DLaB Project Day 1
Exploring the basics of scaling and getting students to draw their own version of a bee, but about 20 times larger.
Exploring the science behind different types of sounds
An exciting day where the students explore the science behind different types of sounds.
The Marshmallow Catapult Challenge
The popular Marshmallow Catapult Challenge, ran at the STEAM Big Bang 2018 event with the University of Northampton at Silverstone Race Circuit
The Eldean Experience – STEAM, Nov 2017
Stacey Ramm, a teacher from Duston Eldean School in England and part of our STEAM network has shared these slides describing a recent STEAM week at the school.
DLaB STEM to STEAM day 2 Middle School Bruges – Experiencing team
Dividing the class into two to experience STEAM
The Earth is going to be hit by an Asteroid! An example of experiencing STEAM
Digital leaders studying Primary Education from the University of Northampton went to Standens Barn primary school where they completed a fun-filled day of activities focusing on ‘space’.
DlaB Project Day 2: Belgium, hearing, space
An example from Belgium of getting students to hear STEAM.
DlaB Erasmus International Collaboration Day, 8th November 2017 – Belgium video
An example of a movie created by students on the theme ‘What if we could change size?’
England’s Education System
A series of videos about the English Education System focusing on the different stages: Early Years and Reception, Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education.
An idea for a STEAM activity regarding bridge building.
Feed the Birds
An idea for a STEAM project, in which children could experiment with ‘waste and recyclables’ to create a bird feeder for the garden/playground.
The egg-stronaut challenge where students design a space capsule to safely land an egg-stronaut (raw or boiled egg) on the surface of the moon.
The wings of Panamarenko
A STEM to STEAM idea focused on the myth of Icarus.
Who better to help teach STEAM than Leonardo Da Vinci?
A project where children can study Leonardo Da Vinci's art and his mechanical engineering projects, compare similarities and differences then even build their own.
An idea to inform students about the potential of renewable energy.
Padlet – Learning STEM through creative expression
Broader linking of STEM and the creative arts (music, dance, drama, crafts, creative writing, photography). Exploring explicit art/science connections. Using the themes to connect classrooms.
Sustainable project week in Middle School Bruges
Tiana Ackx’s, a Howest student Bachelor of Primary Education, participation in the sustainable project week in Middle School Bruges.
Activity with Smartboards
An example of an interactive lesson using Smartboards within the classroom.
Hacking Nature in Denmark
A case study looking at raising the students’ awareness of photo manipulation and how this affects the story a photo tells.
Visit to the Parlementarium with Howest students 1st year bachelor geography
A visit to to the Parlementarium in Brussels
Visit to the GEO-day in Antwerp with Howest geography students
Visit to the new Harbour building in the port of Antwerp
Making comics with Comic Life – Howest students 1st year Bachelor Geography
Using Comic Life for storytelling
Visit to the Planetarium in Beisbroek Forest – Jabbeke, Flanders, Belgium with Howest students
A visit to the Planetarium and Nature Education Centre in the Forest of Beisbroek
Technology Outdoors, PE & School Sport Conference, 22nd Nov 2016
A presentatipon of a practical workshop using iPads and mobile devices to enhance children’s understanding of the world around them.
Wild Writing Ideas explored by Early Years Education students at UoN
A padlet of Wild Writing Ideas explored by Early Years Education students at the University of Northampton.
Developing descriptive vocabulary outdoors
A lesson plan where learners collect and curate images that define, represent and explain a chosen or given word.
12 Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art
See 12 Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art.
Visual elements in art
Here's some art made outdoors by my students using ipads:
Using a frame to look and appreciate the hidden ‘art’ of the outdoors
A lesson plan where learners will be encouraged to look around carefully for interesting and attractive or thought provoking things that might usually be overlooked.
Exploring subject knowledge outdoors
A lesson plan where the learner will be given (or choose) one of the visual elements and a definition of it to explore outdoors. These are colour, tone, line, pattern, texture, shape, space and form.
Virtual sculptures outdoors
A lesson plan to consider the relationship between a sculpture (form) and its location outdoors (space). And explore scale and the relationship between smaller than, larger than and actual size. Image attribution: Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, outside the National Maritime Museum. Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net)
Words in the landscape
A lesson plan: To observe and notice detail outdoors, listing it orally or in writing. For further details details see the Words in the landscape lesson plan.
The secret life of the outdoors
Here's an example of the 'The secret life of the outdoors' made with Chatterpix and ThingLink.
Wild Writing Resources and ideas for the PGCert English session January 2017
A Padlet with ideas and resources from a session on Wild Writing for Primary English specialist teachers.
How to use some Technology Outdoors apps and tools
Guidance for some apps and webtools that may be useful when thinking about designing the media packages.
The secret life of the outdoors
A lesson plan to inspire talking and writing in the voice of an imagined other.
Flood the outdoors with art
A lesson plan regarding making art to share and give pleasure to an audience (people we don’t know) with the possibility of tracking where it ends up via social media.
Outdoor Learning further reading
General further reading about Outdoor Learning that don’t directly belong to one of our sub-themes
Outdoor activity week video examples from Howest in Belgium
Videos made by Canelle De Loddere, a student of Howest, during their outdoor activity week.
England Wild Writing example – Standens Barn Primary School visit to the University Forest School
Students lead the children on a forest bug hunt and a trail, and then created bug hotels in the woods. They were delighted to see a fox, rabbits and squirrels.
How to survive on an island of Science – lesson plan
An Outdoor Science example lesson plan from Belgium on 'How to survive on an island of Science'
Learning Outdoors example of children using PicCollage.
A Learning Outdoors example from England of children using PicCollage.
Take a parachute and jump – case study
A Science Outdoors case study plus lesson plan from Howest in Belgium, about whether the surface area of a parachute influences the falling velocity of a parachute.
Creating ephemeral art in the environment – an example from Belgium
Example images from Belgium on 'Working in the forest inspired by the landscape and the works of Andy Golsworthy.'
PicCollage and Rollworld examples from Belgium
Examples of using PicCollage and Rollworld using images from the beach in Belgium
Using iMovie – an example from Middenschool Brugge Centrum, Belgium
An example of using iMovie from Middenschool Brugge Centrum in Belgium.
Creating ephemeral art lesson plan
Ephemeral art exists only for a short while and will be changed and removed by the environment (weather, animals, humans). Explore how to use ephemeral art using this example lesson plan.