Join this interactive, fully resourced professional learning twilight workshop and learn how to make a variety of practical resources that will encourage learners to investigate the world around them.​

Explore the senses with a range of effective resources, suitable for use in the nursery or primary setting.​

Make use of reused, recycled and easy to source materials in an imaginative and creative way.​ This SSERC Meet is provided at no cost to the setting.

During the workshop you will make resources designed to encourage observation using sight, smell, hearing and touch. We will focus on developing vocabulary, observation and exploration skills and discuss how these resources could be used in your setting.

Curriculum for Excellence links:

  • I can identify my senses and use them to explore the world around me. SCN 0-12a
  • I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment. SCN 1-12b
  • Through play, I have explored a variety of ways of making sounds. SCN 0-11a
  • Through creative play, I explore different materials and can share my reasoning for selecting materials for different purposes. SCN 0-15a
  • Through exploring properties and sources of materials, I can choose appropriate materials to solve practical challenges.​ SCN 1-15a


Curriculum for Excellence – Principles and Practice:

  • Children and young people participating in the experiences and outcomes in the sciences will:​
  • Develop a curiosity and understanding of their environment and their place in the living, material and physical world​.
  • Develop skills in the accurate use of scientific language.
  • Develop as scientifically literate citizens with a lifelong interest in the sciences.​
  • In the Sciences, effective learning and teaching depends upon the skilful use of varied approaches, including active learning and planned, purposeful play.

Dates: Thursday 16th November 2021

Closing Date: Thursday 4th November 2021


This course is designed for Early Years Practitioners and Primary Teachers.


This exciting remote professional learning practical course provides the opportunity for you to try out a wide range of engaging STEM activities and to consider how they can be transferred to your own setting.

Successful applicants must attend live on 16th November, the session runs from 3.45pm - 5pm

Course Leader

The Early Years and Primary Team


This course comes at no cost to your school.

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.

As this is a Scottish Government funded PL course it is essential that registers for all staff taking part are returned to SSERC along with the completed evaluations.


This course will be delivered live via Microsoft Teams 3:45pm – 5:00pm on Thursday 16th November 2021. All information for this course, along with expectations, will be explained in detail during the application process.

It is expected that if you are successful in gaining a place on this course that you attend live as well as completing the pre, post and follow up evaluations.

This course will be delivered remotely, via Microsoft Teams, with a link being provided ahead of the course being delivered.