Working with a variety of organisations and responding to client briefs, Laura has developed resources for use in both primary and secondary schools. The resources are linked to the curriculum and are designed to be delivered by teachers or museum and science centre staff.
The Langton Star Centre (based at Simon Langton School for Boys) uses technology from CERN as the basis for particle physics experiments. They wanted to extend their work into primary schools and with families through delivery at science centres. Laura submitted a joint proposal with Langton to the UK Space Agency’s “Space for all” scheme. This was successful and Laura produced a set of linked activities on atoms, radiation and space weather.
- Set of three activities and teachers’ guide.
- Teacher CPD sessions.
- Museum/science centre staff training.
You can download a copy of the resource here.
National Museums Scotland (NMS), supported by the Scottish Power Foundation, runs a project called Get Energised! This describe the physics relating to renewable energy and puts it in context for Scotland. The aim is to encourage pupils to continue their studies in physics and engineering.
- Teachers’ guide.
- Development of challenge activities suitable for National 4/5 (GCSE) physics pupils.
- Development of four workshops S1-2 (KS3).
- Training of NMS staff.
- CPD for teachers.
- Delivery at five Get Energised challenge days
Full details can be found here.
Communication is a key aspect of the work of organisations. It is important to share information with people in a way that is accessible and useful. Laura can provide writing and editing support for a variety of projects, either for print or web.
Every five years IOP Scotland carry out a survey of graduates and analyse the results. Laura was engaged to carry out an analysis of the results and write a report summarising the findings. The report is available here.