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DETI Skills - South West Great Science Share Fair

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2022

UWE Bristol, School of Engineering

Pupils from Years 4-8 from across Bristol, South Glos, BANES and North Somerset, are all invited to share their own science investigations at this Great Science Share Fair.

The aim of the Great Science Share is to nurture kids’ natural curiosity by providing an opportunity for them to pose a scientific question, plan a way to investigate their question, and then share their investigation with new audiences.  This promotes child-centred learning as well as giving children a chance to communicate their projects in a non-competitive, inclusive environment. 

KS2 and KS3 pupils from across the South West are all invited to share their own science investigations at a free STEM event hosted by UWE Bristol on Tuesday 14th June, 10am-2pm.

The day will include a science share fair (where your pupils will get to show off their own science work from this term, and see what other local school groups have been up to), and three STEM workshops delivered by trained outreach coordinators:

  1. Building an eco-house
  2. Drawing with robots
  3. We Make Our Future - an interactive science show inside Explorer Dome's inflatable planetarium! 

There will also be some funky displays and demos from UWE research teams, and certificates for everyone to take home!

You can read more about the Great Science Share, access some great resources and find out how you can support your class’ project on the annual campaign website. So have a read and  sign up your class to take part, hosted by UWE Bristol, School of Engineering, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY. 


What will the day look like?

The event will begin with a Science Share Fair, with pupils displaying their own investigations for others to see and explore. You can display your investigation in any way that you like, a poster, a live demonstration, an interactive activity – it’s totally up to you. Your pupils will have the opportunity to show off their investigation and take a look at the investigations from other classes and schools. 

Scientists and engineers from STEM research and industry will also be attending this free event – there to be inspired by your children’s fantastic questions and ideas, as well as to display cutting-edge technology from their own industries.  

Alongside the Science Share Fair, there will also be some structured activities delivered by our own Education Coordinators and supported by UWE Student Ambassadors. These STEM sessions will be linked to this year’s Great Science Share theme of Climate Change.

And so you can get a taste of the fun to come, here are some photos from our last Great Science Share event!


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