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PIZZA BOX CHALLENGES

A menu of tried and tested Pizza Box challenges!

FABULOUS FORCES

Early/First Level

Have fun exploring forces!

STEM IN A SHOEBOX

First/Second Level

We are excited to present a series of practical STEM activities with a Shoebox, to complement our popular Pizza Box challenges.

The challenges each use a shoebox to introduce a range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths concepts. These can be run at a club or within the curriculum to suit the school.

Instructions are provided for each activity along with a list of the easily accessible resources required, in addition to the shoebox!

MYSTERIOUS MATHS

Second Level

A selection of fun challenges exploring the mystery of maths. The three activities Tiling, Counters and Folding, allow pupils to discover and experience maths hands-on, to literally get a ‘feel’ for maths.

We have put together some helpful home-school videos to take you through these resources!

  1. Shapes     https://youtu.be/uKvTaPfo7oA
  2. Numbers https://youtu.be/MmkwQgXhAyg
  3. Folding    https://youtu.be/0lTsg4YrPxo

SENSATIONAL SCIENCE

Second level

Explore the science of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell through a series of easy, fun experiments, ideal for second level pupils.

FLOATING FUN

Second level

Floating fun  is a fun series of activities to exlore the exciting topic of floating and sinking.

REACH FOR THE STARS!

Second/Third Level

Reach for the Stars is available to download free of charge and can be used flexibly – at a club, off-timetable day or as a transition project for P7/S1. The 5 units take pupils through an exciting range of activities and experiments to help understand some of the challenges of working in space: It’s Astronomical, Signals from Space, Science in Space Exploration, Effects of Zero Gravity and Rover Design Technology Challenges.

TEN GREEN BOTTLES

Second/Third level

Ten Green Bottles chemistry for you
Ten Green Bottles to study CO2
If these Green Bottle tests you try to do
You’ll carry out experiments on eco-issues too

Introducing Carbon Dioxide and its properties through a range of simple, hands on experiments for second and third level pupils.

INVESTIGATING FORENSICS –
RUN A CSI AT YOUR SCHOOL!

Second/Third level

We  have developed a series of forensic investigations suitable for second and third level pupils, culminating in a crime scene investigation at your school.

Click here for teachers’ notes and student worksheets

SCIENCE OF A NIGHT OUT

Second/Third level

Ever wondered about the physics of high heels, the science of ironing, what puts the pop in popcorn and turns images into movies?  Sceine of a Night Out is suitable for third level pupils wanting to run a STEM  project over a 6 week period. The project includes a series of STEM investigations around the topics of:

Getting Ready for a Night Out
Going to the Cinema
Going Bowling
Going to a Disco
Going to a Karaoke
Going Ice Skating

Click here for teachers’ notes and student worksheets

GENE SCENE

Third level

A pack of topics exploring the world of Genetics, aimed at third level pupils. Full teachers’ notes and student worksheets are provided.

“YESC is vital in providing inspiring resources and competitions for young people to engage in STEM. Excellent! " , Teacher, Sgoil Lionacleit

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