A day of practical hands-on experiential learning for you to take back to your settings to engage and motivated other staff members and learners alike.

The draft programme of activities and layout of the day are below. (This may be subject to change)

9.30am-9.45am Registration

9.45am-10am Welcome and introductions 

10am-11.15am Living in a Material Worldget your hands on a range of materials. Explore the properties and uses of materials and take part in practical activities        that will encourage leaners to test these out. 

11.15am-11.30am Break/Refreshments

11.30am-12.30pm Paper Making – make a range of homemade papers from recycled materials and explore how this relates to other areas of the curriculum. Incorporate materials from the natural world and link to outdoor learning.  

12.30pm-1.30pm It’s Alive! – explore living things outdoors and in. Learn about the organisms that live close by and how to encourage and care for them. 

1.30pm-2pm Lunch

2pm-3pm Making Sense of STEM – take a closer look the senses with simple yet effective materials. Make, shake and take away a variety of homemade resources to share with learners in your setting. 

3pm-4.30pm Ice, Ice, Baby – investigate states of matter and change of state. Try out a range of engaging activities that encourage science enquiry skills and scientific vocabulary.  

4.30pm-4.45pm Evaluations and closing remarks

Dates: 28th September 2022

Closing Date: 7th September 2022


This course is designed for Early Years Practitioners and Primary Teachers working with Early Level Learners.


This exciting professional learning course will take place face-to-face at SSERC HQ in Dunfermline and will provide opportunities for you to try out a wide range of engaging STEM activities and consider how they can be transferred to your own setting.
Please note that we are running a separate, yet complementary, course on Thursday 4th May 2023. Delegates booking both events will receive a discount on the course costs.

Course Leader

The Early Years and Primary Team



This course costs £75 and includes all course materials and refreshments. Delegates will take away a range of resources to support STEM Learning in their setting.

Please note delegates booking on both Early Level STEM days will pay a total of £130 for both the days.

Why Should You Attend?

SSERC staff will guide you through the activities which are designed to promote knowledge and understanding as well as providing great ideas for practical STEM.

This course will be delivered at SSERC HQ in Dunfermline.

Running times are 09:30 - 16:45 and lunches and refreshments are provided.