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Wednesday, January 6 • 13:30 - 14:30
What's in my tray? Keeping practical science alive

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Tray-based practical work has been the approach taken by many schools in the COVID/post-COVID era. Dr Katherine Forsey will showcase a selection of the popular What’s in my tray? practical science activities that support delivery of the national curriculum. Perfect for the current restrictions and beyond and for providing STEM Clubs with ready-made activities.

There will be a live STEM challenge (bring your own kit, see the list below), a preview of the new antimicrobial and compostable trays and an update on the Grantells Science Technician of the Year Awards.

Kit list: 

Equipment to have with you for the session. We will be doing short version of a What’s in my tray? STEM Challenge. Please do not go out on a special trip to get any of these items, use items from around the prep room, home, garden, garage or recycling. 

  • 1 piece of A4 paper (reuse or recycle if possible)
  • 1 Shallow Gratnells (F1) tray or any other type of tray (serving/roasting/storage)
  • 1 tape measure, the longest you have available (optional)
  • 1 piece of A4 card (optional)- 1 roll of Sellotape (optional)
  • 1 drinking straw (optional)
  • 1 ruler (optional)
  • 1 pencil (optional) 

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Marketing Coordinator, Gratnells
Learn about the Gratnells Shield range that offers infection control in school and includes trays, trolleys and the new SortED inserts. Hear about STOTY 2020 and a past finalist explores how schools are responding to Covid-19. Have fun with What’s in my tray? and take a tour of... Read More →
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Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Learning Rooms and STEM Consultant, Gratnells
Gratnells Learning Rooms & STEM Consultant. STEM Ambassador. Chartered Science Teacher.  With my background in scientific research and outdoor learning, and now as a Chartered Science Teacher, I work within the Gratnells STEM Ambassador Team to create and collate a growing collection... Read More →

Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 5
  Technicians, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
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