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All About Rivers

All About Rivers

Activity Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
Learn about Rivers and waterways (part of our "Rivers and Waterways" week).
Amazing Icebergs!

Amazing Icebergs!

Activity Antarctica Discovery Week
Learn why icebergs are a problem in Antarctica and how you can make your own in your kitchen!
Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

Home Learning 2021 Tropical Rainforests
The Amazon Rainforest is the worlds largest tropical rainforest. It is over 5.5 million square kilometres!
Amy McIntosh

Amy McIntosh

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women In STEM featuring Amy McIntosh, Medicinal Chemist, Drug Discovery Unit, School of Life Sciences.
Anatomy

Anatomy

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Did you know that there are scientists who study bones from the human skeleton? Julieta does this and her job has a technical name which is forensic anthropologist.
Animal Tracking From Prints

Animal Tracking From Prints

Activity Home Learning 2021 Nature Detective Winter and Conservation
Learn how to track animals from their prints (from our "Winter and Conservation" week).
Antarctica Discovery Week

Antarctica Discovery Week

Antarctica Discovery Week
Learn more about Antarctica, what animals live there, exploration going on there and Captain Scott, RRS Discovery and their incredible expeditions.
Antarctica Real-Life Monsters!

Antarctica Real-Life Monsters!

Antarctica Discovery Week
Learn about Antarctica's real-life sea monsters and enter our competition with your own sea monster!
Antarctica Wildlife

Antarctica Wildlife

Antarctica Discovery Week
Today learn about the amazing Antarctica wildlife and learn to draw a penguin and a seal!
Antarctica Wildlife - How Do You Measure Up?

Antarctica Wildlife - How Do You Measure Up?

Antarctica Discovery Week
Learn more about some of the largest and smallest wildlife in Antarctica and see how you measure up!
Arachnids

Arachnids

Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies Week
Take a closer look at one type of arthropods - the Arachnids.
As the Earth Turns…

As the Earth Turns…

Stargazing and the Moon
Why doesn’t the Moon fall on us? Shouldn’t gravity pull it back to Earth?
Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Activity
Try our Autumn Scavenger Hunt outdoor activity worksheet and see how you get on.
Bats

Bats

Flight Week
Today learn more about bats!
Bats Wings

Bats Wings

Flight Week
Learn more about bat wings, how they work and work out your own bat wingspan!
BBC Weather Links

BBC Weather Links

Weather Week
Find out about different types of weather and how they are measured and used to make weather forecasts, with the help of BBC weather presenter Kawser Quamer.

Bean Time-Lapse - 25 Days | Soil Cross Section

Springtime Week
Kidney bean time lapse with soil cross section. Showing how roots ant upper part of plant grows. Play speed - 17280x (one shot every 9 minutes 36 seconds played at 30 FPS).
Beastie Drive

Beastie Drive

Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies Week
Beavers

Beavers

Activity Home Learning 2021 Winter and Conservation
Learn more about Beavers and their reintroduction into Scotland.
Bees

Bees

Bees Home Learning 2021 Pollinators

Bees We Find In Scotland

Bees Pollinators
Learn more about the bees we find in Scotland (YouTube video from the The Scottish Bee Company).
Bird Poo

Bird Poo

Activity Home Learning 2021 Nature Detective
Learn more about bird poo.
Birds In Winter

Birds In Winter

Activity Home Learning 2021 Winter and Conservation
Learn more about birds in winter and try making a pine code bird feeder.
Body Bits Week

Body Bits Week

Body Bits Week
This week we are going to learn more about your body and how it works!
Bones In Your Body

Bones In Your Body

Body Bits Week
Brain Quiz Questions

Brain Quiz Questions

Activity Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Take our brain quiz and see how much you about your own brain.
Build a Boat

Build a Boat

Dundee Heritage Week
The RRS Discovery had to withstand high winds and choppy waters in the South Sea around Antarctica. See if you can build a boat to withstand the waves in your bathtub or sink!
Build A Cosy House

Build A Cosy House

Activity Home Learning 2021 Nature Detective
Learn how to build a house for your favourite hibernating animal.
Build a Satellite Activity

Build a Satellite Activity

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more to build your very own Satellite. All the instructions are here.
Build a Soda Can Hero's Steam Engine

Build a Soda Can Hero's Steam Engine

Dundee Heritage Week
Learn how to build your own soda can steam engine
Build a Space Ship and Travel The Universe

Build a Space Ship and Travel The Universe

Space Week
Build Your Own RRS Discovery!

Build Your Own RRS Discovery!

Activity Antarctica Discovery Week
Today your challenge is to build your own RRS Discovery and enter our competition!

Build Your Own Steam Engine

Dundee Heritage Week
Learn how to build your own steam engine by watching this video.
Can You Dock The Space X Dragon?

Can You Dock The Space X Dragon?

Activity Flight Week Space Week
Can You Dock The Space X Dragon? These are the actual interface used by the NASA astronauts are last weekend and see how you get on!
Canals

Canals

Activity Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
Learn about Scottish canals and what they are used for.
Challenge: Lichen Hunt

Challenge: Lichen Hunt

Activity Microbes Week
Today learn more about Lichens and go on your first Lichen Hunt Challenge!
Children Helping Science (CHS)

Children Helping Science (CHS)

This web site has studies you and your child can participate in from your home, brought to you by researchers from universities around the world!
Claire Fitton

Claire Fitton

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Claire Fitton, PhD student, School of Medicine, University of Dundee.
Clouds

Clouds

Weather Week
We are going to have a look at a few of the more common ones and see if we can spot them when out on our daily walk. Some more facts for you to impress your friends and family with!
Comets, Asteroids and Meteors

Comets, Asteroids and Meteors

Stargazing and the Moon
Learn about Comets, Asteroids and Meteors, where they come from and what they are.
Computers in Science Activity

Computers in Science Activity

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Computers have become very important tools for us all. Scientists use them for lots of purposes. It can be for something simple like sending an email to another scientist, to use a piece of equipment such as a microscope or to do complex work that would be impossible to do themselves such as analysing big data sets.
Constellations

Constellations

Stargazing and the Moon
Constellations are groups of stars connected by an imaginary line to draw a person, animal, or anything else the storyteller wanted.
Continental Crust

Continental Crust

Planet Earth Week
Let's take a look at the rock type that makes up the continental crust - this is the land area where we walk every day and where our buildings stand.

Cruachan Power Station

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
Learn more about Cruachan Power Station by watching this Scottish Power YouTube video.
Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest

Home Learning 2021 Tropical Rainforests
Let's learn about Daintree - the worlds oldest rainforest!
Dams

Dams

Activity Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
Learn more about Dams, why they are important and how they are built.

Dawn on the Tay Estuary

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
Watch this lovely video about the Tay Estuary at dawn.
Destination Space!

Destination Space!

Destination Space!
This week we are exploring more about the UK in space.
Dinosaur Game

Dinosaur Game

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Play the Dinosaur Game from BrainPOP.
Dinosaur Next Door

Dinosaur Next Door

Activity Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
What if Dinosaurs had not died out. What would it be like to have them next door?
Dinosaur Week

Dinosaur Week

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
This week we are going to find out all about Dinosaurs! We will learn lots of interesting facts about Dinosaurs, including where they lived, what they ate and how big they were.
Dinosaurs eBook

Dinosaurs eBook

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Free eBook About Dinosaurs (PDF) from Free Kids Books
DIY - Balloon Rocket

DIY - Balloon Rocket

Activity DIY Science
DIY - Lava

DIY - Lava

Activity DIY Science
DIY - Rockets

DIY - Rockets

Activity DIY Science
DIY - Salt Dough Volcanoes

DIY - Salt Dough Volcanoes

Activity DIY Science
DNA and Genetics

DNA and Genetics

Body Bits Week
Today we are very lucky to have a guest post from Susanna Riley who is PhD Student at Gram Hansen Laboratory from University of Edinburgh.
Dr Anne Keitel

Dr Anne Keitel

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM featuring Dr Anne Keitel, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee
Dr Aurora Sicilia Aguilar

Dr Aurora Sicilia Aguilar

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Dr Aurora Sicilia-Aguilar, Reader, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee
Dr Carmen M. Escudero-Martinez

Dr Carmen M. Escudero-Martinez

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Dr Carmen M. Escudero-Martinez, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
Dr Caroline Erolin

Dr Caroline Erolin

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women In STEM - Dr Caroline Erolin, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, School of Science & Engineering, University of Dundee
Dr Holly Fleming

Dr Holly Fleming

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Dr Holly Fleming, Research Assistant, Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee.
Dr Julieta Gómez García-Donas

Dr Julieta Gómez García-Donas

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEP - Julieta Gómez García-Donas, Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at the Center for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee.
Dr Louise Dow, SHARE Studies Coordinator

Dr Louise Dow, SHARE Studies Coordinator

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Louise is responsible for coordinating the SHARE study applications and recruitment to studies. She has been working for SHARE since 2014.
Dr Margi Vilnay

Dr Margi Vilnay

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Dr Margi Vilnay, Lecturer in Structural Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee.
Dr Nicola Morrice

Dr Nicola Morrice

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Dr Nicola Morrice, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Medicine, University of Dundee
Dr Senga Robertson-Albertyn

Dr Senga Robertson-Albertyn

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Dr Senga Robertson-Albertyn, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
Dr Soraya Yaqout, SHARE Project Assistant

Dr Soraya Yaqout, SHARE Project Assistant

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Soraya helps to recruit people in Scotland for health research.
Dr Suzanne Duce

Dr Suzanne Duce

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Dr Suzanne Duce, Research Scientist in Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
Dragons, Gryffins, and Other Monsters Myths

Dragons, Gryffins, and Other Monsters Myths

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Learn how fossils of Dinosaurs became the basis of many of the myths we have heard of today, like dragons and cyclopes.
Draw A Skeleton

Draw A Skeleton

Body Bits Week
Learn how to draw a skeleton and lear more interesting facts!

DSC Composting Video

Dundee Heritage Week

Dundee Heritage Week

Dundee Heritage Week
This week we are going to find out about the Heritage of Dundee. We are lucky to be part of this wonderful city full of exciting industrial history and invention.
Dundee's Wonder Women of Science Worksheet

Dundee's Wonder Women of Science Worksheet

Activity Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Many amazing women who were either born in Dundee or lived here have made important contributions to science. You will meet a small number of them today and learn about what they did in many different fields of science.
Dundee’s Wonder Women of Science

Dundee’s Wonder Women of Science

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
You will meet a small number of them today and learn about what they did in many different fields of science.
Early Years Week

Early Years Week

Early Years Week
Our Early Years Week, is in collaboration with Art at the Start, DCA and University of Dundee School of Social Science.
Earth Week

Earth Week

Earth Week
This week is all about planet Earth. We are going to be thinking about endangered species and recycling and renewing this week.
Earth's Layers

Earth's Layers

Planet Earth Week
Learn about Earths layers as part of 'Planet Earth Week'.
Earthquakes!

Earthquakes!

Planet Earth Week
Learn about earthquakes, how they are recorded and watch a video to see what being in an earthquake is like.
Egg Painting

Egg Painting

Activity Eggsperiments Week
Eggsperiments Week

Eggsperiments Week

Eggsperiments Week
Each day we will bring you a fun egg related experiment or craft - so join us every day and don’t forget to send in your photos and take part in the competition on Thursday and most importantly have lots of fun.
Eggsqueeze Me!

Eggsqueeze Me!

Eggsperiments Week
Have you watched your Mum or Dad in the kitchen make scrambled eggs - do they crack the eggs on the side of the bowl and it breaks easily?
Endangered Species in Scotland

Endangered Species in Scotland

Earth Week
This week we are going to focus on Earth.
Explore A Virtual Laboratory

Explore A Virtual Laboratory

Microbes Week
Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
The Falkirk Wheel is a kind of boat lift that boats can sail into and then ride down like a Ferris Wheel to the canal below.

Falkirk Wheel

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
The Falkirk Wheel is a kind of boat lift that boats can sail into and then ride down like a Ferris Wheel to the canal below.

Fizzy Rocket Instructions

Space Exploration and Mars Week
What this Fizzy Rocket video to learn how to build your own.
Flight - An Introduction

Flight - An Introduction

Flight Week
Join us this week on an expedition to learn about flight and the extraordinary animals and machines that can fly.
Flight Week

Flight Week

Flight Week
Join us this week on an expedition to learn about flight and the extraordinary animals and machines that can fly.
Floating Eggs

Floating Eggs

Activity Eggsperiments Week
Do eggs float? Have you checked if you are having a boiled egg for breakfast? Let's see when an egg floats and when it sinks? Any ideas of how to do this?
Flying Insects

Flying Insects

Flight Week
Looking at how insects fly and what their wings are made of
Food Technology

Food Technology

Body Bits Week
For the next 2 days you are going to be real scientists so you will need to get yourselves organised!
Food Technology Experiments!

Food Technology Experiments!

Body Bits Week
For the next 2 days you are going to be real scientists so you will need to get yourselves organised!
Forensic Week

Forensic Week

Forensic Week
Last week a magnificent diamond tiara was stolen from the city museum. Some evidence was collected at the scene… Can you help the police find the culprit?
Forensic Week - Human Variation

Forensic Week - Human Variation

Activity Forensic Week
Learn more about human variation as part of DSC Forensic Week.
Forensic Week - Interpreting Evidence

Forensic Week - Interpreting Evidence

Activity Forensic Week
Learn more about interpreting forensic evidence as part of DSC Forensic Week.
Forensic Week - Looking at Patterns

Forensic Week - Looking at Patterns

Activity Forensic Week
Learn more about looking at patterns as part of DSC Forensic Week.
Forensic Week - Transfer and Persistence

Forensic Week - Transfer and Persistence

Activity Forensic Week
Learn more about transfer and persistence as part of DSC Forensic Week.
Forensic Week - Un-Mixing and Comparing Mixtures of Chemicals

Forensic Week - Un-Mixing and Comparing Mixtures of Chemicals

Activity Forensic Week
Learn more about Un-Mixing and Comparing Mixtures of Chemicals as part of DSC Forensic Week.
Friday's Food Technology Experiments

Friday's Food Technology Experiments

Body Bits Week
Are you ready as we have more food technology experiments for you today.
Frozen Bubbles!

Frozen Bubbles!

Activity Home Learning 2021 Winter and Conservation
Learn more about frozen bubbles and make your own!
Future ESA Moon Village Habitat

Future ESA Moon Village Habitat

Space Exploration and Mars Week
What might a Moon village look like. Watch this video from ESA to learn more.
Future Space Travel

Future Space Travel

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn about the future of space travel and the exciting recent developments.
Garden Upcycling

Garden Upcycling

Home Learning 2021 Springtime Week
Garden Visitors

Garden Visitors

Home Learning 2021 Springtime Week
Learn more about what animals might be visiting your graden and how to help them.
Genetics Word Search

Genetics Word Search

Activity Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Scientists have lots of technical words to explain the topic of genetics. How many can you find and do you remember what they mean?
Geologic Time Scale Activity

Geologic Time Scale Activity

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Gibbous… Isn’t that an Ape?

Gibbous… Isn’t that an Ape?

Stargazing and the Moon
Learn about the 8 different shapes of the Moon.
Goliath Bird-Eating Spider

Goliath Bird-Eating Spider

Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies Week
Watch our video about the Goliath Bird-eating Spider.
Grow Your Kitchen

Grow Your Kitchen

Activity Springtime Week
This time of year is a great time to start your garden up! Even if you don’t have a lot of outdoor space, you can use what you have indoors and around your windows to make a garden you can eat from!
Growing Seasons and Crops

Growing Seasons and Crops

Weather Week
Finding out about what crops are in season at the moment and the different crops growing in Malawi
Harvesting Wind Power

Harvesting Wind Power

Activity Earth Week
Have fun making our own Windmill and finding out about how wind helps to save the world!

Helping You Understand Clinical Trials

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Learn more about clinical trials and why they are important.
Hibernation

Hibernation

Activity Home Learning 2021 Nature Detective
Some animals hibernate during the winter so you are unlikely to find any tracks for them. Learn more.
Hilary Arsenault

Hilary Arsenault

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women In STEM - Hilary Arsenault, Research Assistant, Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, School of Science & Engineering, University of Dundee
Hope Probe

Hope Probe

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about Hope Probe.
Household Microbes

Household Microbes

Microbes Week
You’ve learned all about how microbes live all over the world, all around us. But did you know that you can also find them in your own home?

How A Lock Works

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
How Bats Communicate and Make Your Own Bat!

How Bats Communicate and Make Your Own Bat!

Activity Flight Week
Learn how bats communicate and create your very own Origami bat!
How Big Was a Dinosaur?

How Big Was a Dinosaur?

Activity Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021

How Dinosaurs Transitioned into Birds

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
How Do Birds Fly?

How Do Birds Fly?

Flight Week
Today learn more about birds and how they can fly.
How Do Bones Work?

How Do Bones Work?

Body Bits Week
Watch the video to learn how bones work in your body and then give our worksheets a try.
How Do Planes and Rockets Fly?

How Do Planes and Rockets Fly?

Flight Week
Learn how planes and rockets fly and try out some of our rocket activities!

How Fossils Are Made (Natural History Museum)

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Learn how fossils are made (from Natural History Museum).

How to Build a Human

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM

How We Landed On Mars With NASA Spirt?

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn how the NASA Spirt arrived on Mars!
International Space Station (ISS)

International Space Station (ISS)

Space Week
Today we are going to find out some more about the International Space Station (ISS).
Invisible Inks

Invisible Inks

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Is Living On Mars Hard?

Is Living On Mars Hard?

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about how difficult it would be living on Mars.
Jam!

Jam!

Dundee Heritage Week
Learn how did Dundee become known for making jam - or marmalade to be historically correct.
Judith Williamson

Judith Williamson

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM, Judith Williamson, Advanced Healthcare Science Assistant, University of Dundee.
Jute

Jute

Dundee Heritage Week
Jute was a major industry in Dundee and helped make Dundee what it is today.

Keyhole Surgery

Watch a demonstration of keyhole surgery here from our show “Medical Myths and Mysteries”!
Keyhole Surgery Skills

Keyhole Surgery Skills

Dundee Heritage Week
Keyhole surgery is a highly-skilled style of surgery that was pioneered in Dundee. Create your own keyhole surgery game to test your skills!
Kites

Kites

Flight Week
People have enjoyed making and flying kites for many centuries. Learn more about kites today and how to make your own.
Labake Odushegun

Labake Odushegun

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women In STEM - Labake Odushegun is a PhD student in Computing, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee and Business Owner (web design agency and web security services).
Learning From Ice Cores In Antarctica

Learning From Ice Cores In Antarctica

Antarctica Discovery Week
Learn more about ice cores taken in Antarctica and what they can tell us about the past and future of our planet Earth.
Let's Find Out About Ants!

Let's Find Out About Ants!

Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies Week
Let's Make DSC Marmalade

Let's Make DSC Marmalade

Activity Dundee Heritage Week Home Learning 2021
Life Cycle of a Plant Bunting

Life Cycle of a Plant Bunting

Activity Springtime Week
Put the steps in order to model the life cycle of a plant. String them up on ribbon or string to decorate your room.
Life Cycle of Plants

Life Cycle of Plants

Home Learning 2021 Springtime Week
Springtime has sprung! You might have noticed little green things poking through the ground. But what are they?

Living a Life on Ice | Continent 7: Antarctica

Antarctica Discovery Week

ly Through a Star-Studded Nebula In a New 3-D Visualization

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
What this National Geographic video of a 3-D visualization of the Orion Nebula.
Make a Bumblebee

Make a Bumblebee

Activity Bees Home Learning 2021 Pollinators
Make your very own Bumblebee with a few simple steps.
Make Martian Rocks

Make Martian Rocks

Activity Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn how to make your very own Martian Rocks.
Make Salt Dough Fossils Activity

Make Salt Dough Fossils Activity

Activity Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Make Space For The Pollinators

Make Space For The Pollinators

Bees Home Learning 2021 Pollinators
Learn more about what you could do to make space in your garden for the pollinators.
Make Your Own Blood!

Make Your Own Blood!

Activity Body Bits Week
Warning - today is going to get messy!
Make Your Own Pitfall Trap

Make Your Own Pitfall Trap

Activity Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies Week
Our video and activity sheet talks you through the process of making your own Pitfall Trap and explains how it will work.
Mars

Mars

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about the planet Mars and how it is being explored.
Mars This Month

Mars This Month

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about the exciting events that are happing in February 2021 related to the exploration of the planet Mars.
Medical Illustration

Medical Illustration

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Medical Technology

Medical Technology

Dundee Heritage Week
Dundee is known for lots of things, but did you know Dundee has been well-known for its medical history as well?
Meet An Astronaut!

Meet An Astronaut!

Space Week
Meet NASA Astronaut Jim Reilly and watch his presentation to learn more about the space programme and its future.
Meet Rebecca Wade

Meet Rebecca Wade

Antarctica Discovery Week
Meet Dr Rebecca Wade, a lecturer at Abertay University, and learn about her interest in Antartica.
Meet STEM Ambassador Dr Francesca Iezzi

Meet STEM Ambassador Dr Francesca Iezzi

STEM Ambassador Week
Learn more about shapes today with Dr Francesca Iezzi from the Mathematics Engagement Officer at the University of Edinburgh.
Meet STEM Ambassador Sarah Clark

Meet STEM Ambassador Sarah Clark

STEM Ambassador Week
Hello! My name is Sarah, I am a process engineer, and my job is to design and operate the oil and gas platforms offshore.
Meet STEM Ambassador Willie Bell

Meet STEM Ambassador Willie Bell

STEM Ambassador Week
Hi, I am Willie Bell and recently retired after 40 years in Information Technology (IT).
Meet the Scientist – Diana Gudynaite

Meet the Scientist – Diana Gudynaite

Microbes Week
Diana Gudynaite is a research assistant at the University of Dundee's molecular microbiology department.
Microbes In Nature: Believe It or Not

Microbes In Nature: Believe It or Not

Microbes Week
Microbes are everywhere and do lots of different jobs. Read are some believe it or not facts about some microbes in nature.
Microbes Shapes and Sizes

Microbes Shapes and Sizes

Microbes Week
Learn all about the different shapes and sizes of Microbes and get hands-on with our activity sheet.
Microbes Week

Microbes Week

Microbes Week
Over the next 5 days we’ll be exploring the amazing world of life at the far end of the microscope - welcome to Microbes Week!
Minibeasts and Creepy Crawlies Week

Minibeasts and Creepy Crawlies Week

Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies Week
Join us for a look at minibeasts and creepy crawlies from near and far.
Molecule Making

Molecule Making

Activity Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Try out this molecule making activity using pieces of fruit as different atoms.
Mould Garden Reminder!

Mould Garden Reminder!

Body Bits Week
We would love to see how your Mould Garden is coming along - please send us your photos so we can follow your progress.
Ms Joan Hagen, SHARE Project Assistant

Ms Joan Hagen, SHARE Project Assistant

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Joan joined SHARE in May 2019 to recruit new members to the project. She is based in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Outpatient Clinics.
Mysterious 'Hair Ice'

Mysterious 'Hair Ice'

Home Learning 2021 Winter and Conservation
Learn more about why ice sometimes forms into hairy clouds that look like candy floss.
Naked Egg

Naked Egg

Eggsperiments Week
NASA Mars Helicopter

NASA Mars Helicopter

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about NASA's Mars Helicopter that will be flying over Mars soon.
NASA Perseverance Rover

NASA Perseverance Rover

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about the NASA Perseverance Rover.
Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

Weather Week
Learn more about extreme weather conditions, both here in the UK and across the Earth.
Nature Detective Week

Nature Detective Week

Learn how to become a Nature Detective this week.
Other Pollinators

Other Pollinators

Home Learning 2021 Pollinators
Can you think of any flying pollinators you might meet in the garden or park or even on your walk to school.
Our Blood

Our Blood

Body Bits Week
Warning - today is going to get messy!
Our Oceans and Seas

Our Oceans and Seas

Planet Earth Week
Did you know that Seawater covers two thirds of the Earths surface! Learn more today about our Oceans and Seas.
Painted Sculptures - What Is The Difference Between 2D and 3D?

Painted Sculptures - What Is The Difference Between 2D and 3D?

Activity Early Years Week
Today we are going to learn about the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.
Paper Cup Bee

Paper Cup Bee

Activity Bees Pollinators
Try out our paper cup bee and see how you get on!
Planet Earth Week

Planet Earth Week

Planet Earth Week
This week we are very excited to be finding out about the planet we live on. Space week saw us learning about what’s happening in outer space but now its time to have a look at what our own planet is made up of.
Planet Earth Week - Holiday Monday

Planet Earth Week - Holiday Monday

Planet Earth Week
Today is holiday so see you tomorrow for the start of 'Planet Earth Week'.
Plant the Kitchen

Plant the Kitchen

Home Learning 2021 Springtime Week
This time of year is a great time to start your garden up! Even if you don’t have a lot of outdoor space, you can use what you have indoors and around your windows to make a garden you can eat from!
Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics

Planet Earth Week
Today we are going to find out some more interesting facts about the plates under the ground that are moving very very slowly.
Pollinators

Pollinators

Pollinating insects are a vital part of Scotland biodiversity. This week learn all about pollinators, such as bees, and why they are so important to us and the environment.
Poo Detective Game

Poo Detective Game

Activity Home Learning 2021 Nature Detective
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has an online game you can play too! Don’t forget to turn up the sound when you do this quiz!
Poo Tracking!

Poo Tracking!

Activity Home Learning 2021 Nature Detective
One way to track the animals in your area is to look out for poo… yes! Poo!
Prof. Annalu Waller

Prof. Annalu Waller

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM: Annalu Waller, Professor and Head of Computing, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee.
Professor Karen Petrie

Professor Karen Petrie

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Professor Karen Petrie, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee.
Rainbows

Rainbows

Weather Week
Where does rainbows come from? Learn more about rainbows in our weather week today.
Rainfall

Rainfall

Weather Week
Where does rain come from? Learn more about rain, rainfall and flooding in our weather week today.

Rainforest Animals - Animals for Kids

Home Learning 2021 Tropical Rainforests

Rainforests 101 | National Geographic

Home Learning 2021 Tropical Rainforests

River Severn Source to Mouth

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
River Tay

River Tay

Activity Rivers and Waterways
Learn more about the River Tay and why it is designated as a special area of conservation.
Rivers

Rivers

Rivers and Waterways
Rivers shape our landscape and as they flood due to heavy rain they can create extra curves and ponds.
Rivers and Waterways

Rivers and Waterways

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
This week we are going to be finding out about rivers and waterways. We will be finding out about different kinds of waterways such as rivers, canals and estuaries

Rockets 101

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about rockets and how the work.
RRS Discovery

RRS Discovery

Antarctica Discovery Week
Learn about RRS Discovery which was built in Dundee and that has sailed around the world, including Antarctica, on many scientific research missions.

Scotland's Pollinators

Bees Pollinators
A short film explaining the importance of Scotland's pollinating insects, some of the issues they face and what we can do to help. Pollinators rely on the nectar and pollen produced by a variety of flowering plants. This results in the transfer of pollen between plants, leading to fertilisation and the production of seeds and fruit.
Scottish Canals

Scottish Canals

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
Find out more about the heritage and history of the Scottish Canals at Scottish Canals web site.

Scottish Sea Nature

Springtime Week
Sea Creatures and Their Protector Microbes

Sea Creatures and Their Protector Microbes

Microbes Week

SHARE: Recruiting for Research, Improving our Health

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding

Dundee Heritage Week
Until about 40 years ago, shipbuilding was a major industry in Dundee.
Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Activity Home Learning 2021 Winter and Conservation
Learn how to make your very own snowy owl.
Soil Safari

Soil Safari

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Join us on a soil safari and find out lots of interesting facts about the things that live in soil, the jobs they do and how some of them work together.
Soil Safari Challenge 1

Soil Safari Challenge 1

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Soil Safari Challenge 2

Soil Safari Challenge 2

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Solar Power and Technologies

Solar Power and Technologies

Weather Week
Today we are very lucky to have a guest post from Soham Deshpande who is Mechanical Engineering student who is currently an intern at Rolls-Royce.
Space Exploration and Mars

Space Exploration and Mars

Home Learning 2021 Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about space exploration with us and what is happening on Mars this month.
Space First Trump Cards

Space First Trump Cards

Activity Space Exploration and Mars Week
Make and play Space First Trump cards (from The National Space Centre).
Space Travel - Then & Now

Space Travel - Then & Now

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Space travel has changed a lot over the years. Learn more about last 100 years of space travel.
Space Week

Space Week

Space Week
Welcome to Space Week. This week we are going to be exploring Planets and Space Exploration - a fascinating topic!
Spider Webs

Spider Webs

Activity Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies Week
Learn about spider webs and how to draw them.
Spring by the Seaside

Spring by the Seaside

Home Learning 2021 Springtime Week
Spring into Action

Spring into Action

Spring Week
This week we are going to get involved in lots of different things to do with Spring!
Spring into Change

Spring into Change

Spring Week
This week we are going to get involved in lots of different things to do with Spring!
Spring into Snap!

Spring into Snap!

Activity Spring Week
This week we are going to get involved in lots of different things to do with Spring!
Spring into Twitching

Spring into Twitching

Spring Week
This week we are going to get involved in lots of different things to do with Spring!
Spring Week

Spring Week

Spring Week
Spring is well and truly here - lambs are in the fields, birds are singing, leaves are budding and flowers are blooming.
Springtime Week

Springtime Week

Home Learning 2021 Springtime Week
Springtime is here again and learn with us about the life cycle of plants, animals visiting your garden and enter our Spring competition.
Squirrels

Squirrels

Activity Home Learning 2021 Nature Detective
Learn more about Squirrels and how to spot them.
Star Gazing

Star Gazing

Space Week
Learn more about star gazing as part of our 'Space Week' resources.
Stargazing and the Moon Week

Stargazing and the Moon Week

Stargazing and the Moon
This week, we are going to focus on just a few of the really cool things in space: stars, our solar system, and the Moon!
STEM Ambassador Week

STEM Ambassador Week

STEM Ambassador Week
This week we are going to have a number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ambassadors talk about their careers and jobs.
STEM Introduction

STEM Introduction

STEM Ambassador Week
Learn more about what STEM is and why it is important to our society.
Stroop Effect

Stroop Effect

Activity Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Learn about how the brain works with a fun activity about the Stroop Effect.
Summer Holiday Programme

Summer Holiday Programme

Summer Holiday Programme
Join us over the summer holidays to explore nature and technology and have some summer fun!
Tardigrade

Tardigrade

Antarctica Discovery Week
These tiny creatures - Tardigrades - are found all over the world - in the hottest deserts and the deepest oceans.

Ten Vegetables You Can Regrow from Kitchen Scraps to Create a Recurring Harvest

Home Learning 2021 Springtime Week
The Brain

The Brain

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
The brain is a complex organ and controls pretty much everything you do. It makes you, you. It tells you to move your hand to pick up a pencil and move your legs so you can walk or run.

The Brain - Amazing Body Facts for Kids

The Butterfly

The Butterfly

Flight Week
Looking at how insects fly and what their wings are made of
The Ceratopogonidea - Scotland's Deadliest Predator!

The Ceratopogonidea - Scotland's Deadliest Predator!

Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies Week
The Congo Basin

The Congo Basin

Home Learning 2021 Tropical Rainforests
The Congo Basin is the second largest tropical rainforest on Earth and is often called the lungs of Africa!
The Continents Changing Over Time... The Story of Pangaea

The Continents Changing Over Time... The Story of Pangaea

Planet Earth Week
The continents changing over time... learn more about the story of Pangaea today...
The House Fly

The House Fly

Flight Week
Learn some strange fact about the common house fly.
The Ladybird

The Ladybird

Flight Week
Learn more about the the ladybird which is a beetles with 2 sets of foldable wings.

The Plant Life Cycle - BBC Teach

Springtime Week
The Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE)

The Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE)

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
SHARE is a register of people aged 11 and over who are willing to be invited to take part in research projects and have also consented to allow SHARE to use any leftover blood following routine clinical testing. This will aid health research and improve future healthcare throughout Scotland.
The Solar System

The Solar System

Space Week
Our planetary system is located in an outer spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy.

The Steam Engine

Dundee Heritage Week
Learn about steam engine and how it works.
Through the Eyes of Telescopes

Through the Eyes of Telescopes

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Did you know that many people study Space? Dr Aurora Sicilia Aguilar who works at the University of Dundee is one such person. She is an astrophysicist (a·strow·fi·zuh·suhst). Astrophysics is a branch of astronomy where physics is used to understand the universe.
Tianwen-1 Lander

Tianwen-1 Lander

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about the Tianwen-1 Lander.
Time-Lapse Bean Sprouts

Time-Lapse Bean Sprouts

Activity Springtime Week
Have you ever watched a plant grow? If you have a camera (or a tablet or phone) with time-lapse, try this out to see how much plants actually move!
Trisha McAllister

Trisha McAllister

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Trisha McAllister, PhD student, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
Tropical Rainforests

Tropical Rainforests

Home Learning 2021 Tropical Rainforests
This week we are going to find out about Tropical Rainforests! Rainforests are Earths oldest living ecosystems and have been around for at least 70 million years! They are also home to more than half of the worlds plant and animals species but they only cover 6% of Earths surface.

UK Spaceflight Programme

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about the UK Spaceflight Programme and UK spaceports.
UK Spaceports

UK Spaceports

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about the future spaceports that are planned in the UK.
UK Wildlife with Savanna van Mesdag

UK Wildlife with Savanna van Mesdag

Flight Week
Savanna Van Mesdag is a University of Glasgow PhD student, based at the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences.
Veronica Pravata

Veronica Pravata

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Women in STEM - Veronica Pravata, PhD student, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Planet Earth Week
So what happens when the plates collide - one result can be a volcano! Learn more today about volcanos and how they are formed.
Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

Activity Earth Week
Packaging problems and solutions!
Water Displacement Activity

Water Displacement Activity

Activity Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
Water Power

Water Power

Earth Week
We get plenty of rain in Scotland, so let's see how we can harness this energy into electricity for our every day lives and also help the planet at the same time!
Water Safety

Water Safety

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
Learning to be safe near water is an important part of a everyone's education.
Weather and Growing Food in Malawi

Weather and Growing Food in Malawi

Weather Week
Learn more about the weather in Malawi and how it impact growing food there.
Weather Week

Weather Week

Weather Week
This week is all about the weather!
Web Design Worksheet

Web Design Worksheet

Activity Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Learn the basics of web design and start to build your own web site.
Welcome To Microbes Week

Welcome To Microbes Week

Microbes Week
Welcome to Microbes Week from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee.
What are Dinosaurs?

What are Dinosaurs?

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Learn more about Dinosaurs and how they lived.
What Are Dinosaurs?

What Are Dinosaurs?

Learn all about what are What are dinosaurs from the Nation History Museum.
What Are Rainforests?

What Are Rainforests?

Home Learning 2021 Tropical Rainforests
Learn about what a rainforest is and what lives inside them.
What Did Dinosaurs Eat?

What Did Dinosaurs Eat?

Activity Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Learn about what did Dinosaurs eat and how big were they.
What Did Dinosaurs Eat?

What Did Dinosaurs Eat?

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Dinosaurs ate lots of different things, and it changed depending on where they lived and how big they were.
What Do We Know About Antarctica?

What Do We Know About Antarctica?

Antarctica Discovery Week
Learn more about Antarctica, what animals live there and what exploration is on-going.
What Happened To All The Dinosaurs?

What Happened To All The Dinosaurs?

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Learn what happened to the Dinosaurs and what it would be like if they were living with us today.

What If Earth's Age Was Just 1 Day

What Is A Star?

What Is A Star?

Stargazing and the Moon
Learn more about what is a star and how they are born.
What Is Conservation?

What Is Conservation?

Home Learning 2021 Winter and Conservation
Learn about Conservation mean and how it impacts our daily lives.
What Is In Your Body?

What Is In Your Body?

Body Bits Week
Warning - today is going to get messy!
What Is Pollination?

What Is Pollination?

Bees Home Learning 2021 Pollinators
Learn more about what is pollination, and why it is so important to us and the environment.
What is the Earth Made of?

What is the Earth Made of?

Planet Earth Week
Today we are going to learn about Earths layers.
What Is Winter?

What Is Winter?

Home Learning 2021 Winter and Conservation
Learn more about the Winters months.

What Lives In A River?

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
What Makes Jam Set?

What Makes Jam Set?

Dundee Heritage Week
Learn about the what makes jam set with the chemistry of jam-making.
What Will Spaceports Look Like?

What Will Spaceports Look Like?

Space Exploration and Mars Week
Learn more about what a real spaceport would look like.
When and Where Did Dinosaurs Live?

When and Where Did Dinosaurs Live?

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Learn when and where Dinosaurs live, with some exciting videos to watch.

Where Did Dinosaurs Come From?

Dinosaur Week Home Learning 2021
Learn where the dinosaurs came from from the Natural History Museum.
Why Are Rivers Important?

Why Are Rivers Important?

Home Learning 2021 Rivers and Waterways
Learn why rivers were so important in the past and today.
Wild Bees Of Scotland - Identification Guide TODO

Wild Bees Of Scotland - Identification Guide TODO

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Winter and Conservation Week

Winter and Conservation Week

Home Learning 2021 Winter and Conservation
Learn more about the Winter and Conservation with our fun resources and activities including frozen bubbles.
Winter Word Search

Winter Word Search

Activity Home Learning 2021 Winter and Conservation
Try our Winter word search and see how you get on!
Women in STEM

Women in STEM

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Monday 8 March 2021 is 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. This week, we will focus on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) from the University of Dundee who work in many different areas of STEM from biology to engineering and forensics to medicine.
Women In STEM Activities

Women In STEM Activities

Home Learning 2021 Women in STEM
Try out our collection of exciting STEM activities provided by our 'Women in STEM' participants.
World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Flight Week
Today is all about birds but since it is World Environment Day we thought we would begin with how we can do small things every day to help our environment.
What are Arthropods?

What are Arthropods?

Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies Week
Arthropods include insects, spiders, crabs, centipedes and many many more - in fact there's one million arthropod species on earth!

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