Science Discovery Activities
Annually we contribute to the Science Discovery Day in March with the usual engaging, amazing contribution from our third year students and undoubtedly an equally enthusiastic general public. We have contributed to this event for over twenty years and it is such a valuable opportunity for both our students and the recipients of their knowledge (and fun!). However, it wasn’t possible to have a public event this year so instead we designed our activities so that you can use them yourself with your 7-12 year olds whether you are home-schooling or a teacher.
A range of free AQA level resources from OUP are here including Psychology
Here is a St. Andrews collaboration – Lessons on Animal Minds for 8-12 year olds What kind of Mind?
Some downloadable activities (PDFs) for teachers and homeschoolers – Lesson plans, Powerpoints and background materials (7-12 year olds)
Confusing our senses and synaesthesia -for 6 to 11 year olds
False Memories – how can our memories be inaccurate – for 8 to 12 year olds
Inattentional blindness -Memory Palace for all ages
Memory Palace – how to improve your memory – for 8 to 14 year olds
Mirror Neurons and a discussion of Autism – for 11 to 16 year olds
Navigation Cells – how we get around in our world – for 5 to 11 year olds
The Peanut Challenge – chimpanzees can do it can you? – for 5 to 8 year olds
The Ultimatum Game – do we cooperate? – 4 to 11 year olds