THU - 01/12/2021
16:00 to 17:30
3 week course
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
Course Overview

Join us as a Family and help your child develop crucial STEM (Science, technology, engineering and Maths) skills! Our 3 week Family STEM club will get your children started in planning, building, engineering and evaluating with support from the Family Learning team! This course is designed to guide and encourage your children to look at planning, creating and improving their models and creations…our topic for this course? FLIGHT! Work as a family to create models such rockets, helicopter and more! The course will be focussing on completing challenges at home as a family with guidance from the tutors. FREE resources provided. Start encouraging and promoting creativity and engineering at a young age by enrolling onto our Family STEM club course!

How long is the course?
This course is over 3 weeks, approx. 30 minutes per week with challenges for you to complete as a family outside of the session.

What will I learn?

By completing this course you will be able to recognise how you can support your children in their STEAM skills. They will be able to highlight and identify how these skills are reinforced, such as their mathematical skills in measuring, estimating and calculating. You will be developing your Communication, Mathematical and team building skills within sessions and use them effectively to aid your children’s learning.

At the end of the session you will be able to:
1. Design and build a model of your choice by following instructions
2. Complete the helicopter challenge in the given time frame
3. Plan and improve a design.
4. Know some useful websites and applications to support your child’s learning.
5. Identify further learning opportunities and aspirations

How will the course be assessed?

Learners attend via the online platform Zoom on a set day and time. The sessions will be delivered live and learners will be supported to work through the course content. In addition to this, learners will be given a resource pack to aid their children in completing set tasks.

Materials and other information

So the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your online course 15 minutes prior to the official start time.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways.  Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information email als.lal@nelsongroup.ac.uk

For more information on booking onto a course, telephone 0333 0031717

It would be useful to have a pen and paper so you can make notes throughout the course. It is also advised to have some scissors and a glue stick to hand. The resource packs contain all other resources you will need and will be available for you to pick up before the course starts.

Progression and Careers

During the session you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the teacher and feedback will be provided. You will also be encouraged to provide course feedback to your teacher and take part in end of course evaluation.

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