- Year 1 - Technology Outdoors
- Year 2 - STEM to STEAM
- Yr 1 Art in the Environment - Articles
- Yr 1 Art in the Environment - Case Studies
- Yr 1 Art in the Environment - Examples
- Yr 1 Art in the Environment - Lesson plans
- Yr 1 Creating Trails - Articles
- Yr 1 Creating Trails - Case Studies
- Yr 1 Creating Trails - Examples
- Yr 1 General Examples
- Yr 1 Outdoor Science - Articles
- Yr 1 Outdoor Science - Case Studies
- Yr 1 Outdoor Science - Examples
- Yr 1 Outdoor Science - Lesson plans
- Yr 1 Wild Writing - Articles
- Yr 1 Wild Writing - Examples
- Yr 1 Wild Writing - Lesson plans
- Yr 2 Experiencing STEAM
- Yr 2 Further STEAM Resources
- Yr 2 Hearing STEAM
- Yr 2 Seeing STEAM
Image credit: A view of the Millau Viaduct in the distance, the tops of some of its towers shrouded within the clouds. The village of Creissels is in the foreground. Stefan Krause, Germany An idea for a potential STEAM activity would be bridge building. Firstly, to incorporate the idea of 'experiencing STEAM' children could be taken to visit and [...]
Image credit: European Goldfinchs on a garden bird feeder in the United Kingdom. Uploaded by Snowmanradio. As winter draws closer, food for the birds in our local area is becoming scarce. This could be used as a stimulus for a STEAM project, in which children could experiment with our ‘waste and recyclables’ to create a bird feeder for the garden/playground. [...]
One STEM to STEAM idea is the focus on space. After the success of Tim Peake’s Mission to the International Space Station, there are many activities you can link to space. One activity you could introduce is the egg-stronaut challenge. In groups, students should design a space capsule to safely land an egg-stronaut (raw or boiled egg) [...]
Another STEM to STEAM idea is focused on the myth of Icarus. Maybe you know the story about Icarus who tried to escape Kreta by creating his own wings, but against advice flew too close to the sun and they started to melt? Panamarenko is a belgian artist who's obsessed with flying and the story of Icarus. [...]
Leonardo Da Vinci (LDV) was not only known for his inspiring art work but also his interest in science, engineering, maths and nature. A project based on LDV where children can study his art and his mechanical engineering projects, compare similarities and differences then even build their own. Before creating their own machines, children need to understand [...]
This is an amazing example of a STEAM inspiring attitude brought forward by a secondary school. Secondary school Kouter in Kortrijk has recently placed a so called "smartflower". Basically this is a simple solar panel that opens up in the morning and follows the sun all day long, like a flower. Not only is it good for [...]
Year 2 - STEM to STEAM, Yr 2 Experiencing STEAM, Yr 2 Further STEAM Resources, Yr 2 Hearing STEAM, Yr 2 Seeing STEAM
Broader linking of STEM and the creative arts (music, dance, drama, crafts, creative writing, photography). Exploring explicit art/science connections. Using the themes to connect classrooms.
A visit to to the Parlementarium in Brussels
Visit to the new Harbour building in the port of Antwerp
Using Comic Life for storytelling
A visit to the Planetarium and Nature Education Centre in the Forest of Beisbroek
A presentatipon of a practical workshop using iPads and mobile devices to enhance children’s understanding of the world around them.
A padlet of Wild Writing Ideas explored by Early Years Education students at the University of Northampton.
See 12 Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art.
A lesson plan where learners will be encouraged to look around carefully for interesting and attractive or thought provoking things that might usually be overlooked.
A lesson plan where the learner will be given (or choose) one of the visual elements and a definition of it to explore outdoors. These are colour, tone, line, pattern, texture, shape, space and form.
A lesson plan to consider the relationship between a sculpture (form) and its location outdoors (space). And explore scale and the relationship between smaller than, larger than and actual size. Image attribution: Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, outside the National Maritime Museum. Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net)
A Padlet with ideas and resources from a session on Wild Writing for Primary English specialist teachers.
Year 1 - Technology Outdoors, Yr 1 Art in the Environment - Articles, Yr 1 Creating Trails - Articles, Yr 1 Outdoor Science - Articles, Yr 1 Wild Writing - Articles
Guidance for some apps and webtools that may be useful when thinking about designing the media packages.
Videos made by Canelle De Loddere, a student of Howest, during their outdoor activity week.
Students lead the children on a forest bug hunt and a trail, and then created bug hotels in the woods. They were delighted to see a fox, rabbits and squirrels.
An Outdoor Science example lesson plan from Belgium on 'How to survive on an island of Science'
A Learning Outdoors example from England of children using PicCollage.
Year 1 - Technology Outdoors, Yr 1 Outdoor Science - Case Studies, Yr 1 Outdoor Science - Examples, Yr 1 Outdoor Science - Lesson plans
A Science Outdoors case study plus lesson plan from Howest in Belgium, about whether the surface area of a parachute influences the falling velocity of a parachute.
Example images from Belgium on 'Working in the forest inspired by the landscape and the works of Andy Golsworthy.'
An example of using iMovie from Middenschool Brugge Centrum in Belgium.