Fun at Home

This page signposts you to some great websites and resources by others. 

The contact of these pages is intended for you to have fun whilst learning together.

We want people to share their experiences to inspire others.  So please send us pictures and videos of you having fun making your creations to we.are.engineering.together@gmail.com.

When we find them we also may have some competitions on our prizes page.

BEFORE THE FUN STARTS – Children should be supervised at all times and permission from a responsible adult is needed before attempting any of these activities.

These links are in no particular order so have a good look through – click on the description beneath each picture to find your next adventure….

Amongst other exciting things there are daily videos highlight places of interest, businesses, developments and the history of the Tees Valley area. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Activities engage pupils in cross curricula themes about where they live and what their futures might be.

A range of fun, hands-on activities for families to use at home, suitable for all ages from 4 to 16.

And also to support parents and carers with home learning, our subject experts have put together a selection of activities and materials, all of which are completely free for everyone to access.

TEES VALLEY CAREERS.COM
Check out the home schooling tool kit.

Tales of Engineering projects contained a great list of books.
https://nustem.uk/tales-of-engineering/

The free downloadable STEM activities can be done at home with instructional step by step videos, accessible kit lists and online worksheets which cater to a range of ages and abilities.

Focusing on the use of mixtures in the kitchen. Children examine a mince-pie as a ‘mixture’ and compare ‘real’ dairy cream with imitation aerosol cream. Activities include making a soap bar, developing a bubble mixture, investigating the effectiveness of washing products, and making a simple fire extinguisher.

IndusTRY AT HOME! activities and investigations to get children thinking, as well as challenges to take their learning further. http://www.ciec.org.uk/industry-at-home.html

Try these fun, interactive, hands-on activities that are easy to do with materials you usually have at home. Happy Science Adventures!

Inspired indoor activity ideas – keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors.

Themed resources about something of interest to young people. There are some suggested questions and ideas within the materials.

Everybody needs eight essential skills to succeed – whatever their path in life. T the Skills Builder Framework, which breaks each skill down into teachable, measurable steps.

It’s NASA STEM at Home need we say more….

Young Money resources are suitable for use with children and young people as part of their home-learning.

Variety of fun and interesting STEM challenges on the WES YouTube channel.

Quests that will help you understand and celebrate our natural world – learn something amazing every weekday between Earth Day (April 22nd) and World Environment Day (June 5th).

ed.ted.com/earth-school

See the resources in the student section for inline quizzes, colouring, word searches and other challenges.

amazingapprenticeships.com/teachers/

Learning Activities guide both children and parents through the fundamentals of computing, including programming a computer.

computingatschool.org.uk/custom_pages/398-learning-activities

Enjoyable activities, designed by teaching professionals for families to do at home with their children.

barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

Free access to a remote telescope, Advice on editing and using images and STEM club activities.

schoolsobservatory.org/

Explore the night sky with open-source freeware.

stellarium.org

SpaceEngine is a realistic virtual Universe you can explore on your computer. You can travel from star to star, from galaxy to galaxy, landing on any planet, moon, or asteroid

spaceengine.org

Can simulate gravity, collide planets & stars, create your own systems, model Earth’s climate, supernova a star, explore historical events

universesandbox.com

WISE has put together a list of STEM resources and activities which are free to access or to register for parents which can be done at home. The activities range from primary to secondary school age so there will be something for everyone.

wisecampaign.org.uk/stem-resources-for-children/

This free online resource offers interactive science and maths lessons for primary and secondary school-age pupils. The accompanying worksheets and teachers’ notes can also be accessed on the site.

tideway.london/tunnelworks/

Looking for something stress-busting? These maps for colouring in are available as a free PDF download to print at home or use on a digital device app such as Procreate or Photoshop.

getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/free-maps-to-colour-in

Activities for you whatever your SuperPower. northernpowergrid.com/education

We have compiled a list of STEM Activities from various websites, broken down into subjects and also age categories.

codecreates.co.uk/stem-activities

SunSpaceArt have come up with some short art/space activity sheets for home & school learning. The SunSpaceArt project aims to ignite curiosity and develop creativity in school children.

www.sunspaceart.org

A Celebrity Supply Teacher, astronaut Tim Peake, gives budding space explorers a masterclass as he reveals how to survive in space and the science behind space rockets.

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jy9r/celebrity-supply-teacher-series-1-18-tim-peake-science

Network Rail have created a STEM Activities Pack encouraging you stay at home and keep your children educated and occupied.

www.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pack-Extenal-STEM-only-Iss-4.pdf

These resources highlight useful environmental science themed learning opportunities to keep children engaged with the outside world from home and include a mix of educational videos, worksheets and lesson plans. 

https://the-ies.org/analysis/homeschooling-support

These activities have been designed to be done in the home using house-hold items for ages 4 upwards, with add-on challenges for 11-16s and 16-18s. Some parental supervision required.

www.ice.org.uk/what-is-civil-engineering/inspire-the-next-generation/educational-resources

A great source of everything really, and if you want you can add to our channel (www.youtube.com/channel/UCjP6Muiihrj99ariDPcGUZw) feel free to ray some of these things at home and send to us.  Here are some of our picks…

Balloon buggy https://youtu.be/YQbnYohrmfk
Magnetic Compass https://youtu.be/rxAHZvufbAI
Spinner https://youtu.be/lTS6Oa7gSzU