A four-week programme to spark your pupils’ curiosity
and improve their thinking skills. The next group starts 12 June.
A new way of thinking
Primary school teachers told us they want to make science teaching fun and exciting, so that pupils will develop good inquiry skills and become independent learners.
So we specially created a free programme of high-quality activities with digital images, video and other materials to stimulate curiosity, discussion and debate about the world around us. The focus is on the journey, rather than on finding the right answer. It’s about asking ‘Why?’ and ‘What if?’ and ‘What does this mean?’
Thinking this way means that everyone can get involved. There are no wrong answers. Every answer is another step along the way to greater understanding.
We’re running open pilots of our free programme of activities for primary schools. The next programme goes live on 12 June and there are limited places, so sign up to secure a spot!
Fits right into your classroom
Teachers who tested Explorify found that our high-quality activities were helpful in:
- introducing topics
- bridging learning
- supporting formative assessment
- encouraging children to develop and practise the essential skills of questioning, observing, thinking, explaining and reasoning.
Everyone can do it
Many teachers also told us they haven’t studied science since their own schooldays and worry about getting the science right. Explorify helps teachers discover an approach to science that isn’t about lots of facts and complex theories, but is about getting curious, sharing ideas and exploring our thinking more deeply. And the activities are so high-quality, all teachers will enjoy teaching them.
Part of an inspiring science education
Explorify has been created by Wellcome, a global charitable organisation that supports scientists and researchers, takes on big problems, fuels imaginations and sparks debate.
Wellcome believes that all young people should have an inspiring, high-quality science education, and its Education team is committed to helping schools and educators achieve this.
But don’t just take our word for it
Many teachers have helped us develop Explorify by testing it with their own pupils. Here are just a few of their comments:
‘I am really enthused by this and know it will have an impact on my teaching, so thank you!’
‘I want to get stuck into teaching more science like we have been doing!’
‘It covers all sorts of different aspects of science in fun, engaging ways that are bound to capture them straight away. Good for formative assessment as well!’
Take the first step
We need more teachers to take part to help us reach our goal of helping everyone to get an inspiring science education. That’s where you come in! You’ll get high-quality resources, loads of support and a room of very happy critical thinkers!