Science Skills Academy

Science Skills Academy By running hands-on STEM activities, based in inspiring STEM rooms, the Science Skills Academy aims to excite and inspire young people to study STEM subjects in school and beyond, and raise awareness of STEM career opportunities in the Highlands & Islands

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⚠️🔔CLPL for Teachers today 11th March 3:30pm🔔⚠️Don't miss out on these fantastic, fun Coronavirus activities you can car...
11/03/2021

⚠️🔔CLPL for Teachers today 11th March 3:30pm🔔⚠️
Don't miss out on these fantastic, fun Coronavirus activities you can carry out with pupils in the classroom!! 🦠🧼👏
Sign up now....
https://forms.gle/WhAvjWUuRree7DNr9
🌟Next session is 18th March🌟
The Highland Council HIE
#BuildBackBetter #STEMNorth #ThisIsHighland #funclassroomactivities #CLPL #learningisexciting

🌟SPIN-OFF OR SPIN-NOT❓🌟SSA are really excited to be a part of the #Caithness International Science Festival March 2021!!...
03/03/2021

🌟SPIN-OFF OR SPIN-NOT❓🌟
SSA are really excited to be a part of the #Caithness International Science Festival March 2021!!! 👨‍🔬
Don't miss out on our "Live Lesson" from Destination Space for P6/7 pupils with a fantastic game called "Space Spin-Off or Spin-Not?"

Book now to join in on the month long celebration of science 🎉...
https://www.science03.org/event/destination-space-spin-off-or-spin-not/

Science O3 HIE
#STEM #caithnesssciencefestival #STEMNorth #sciencefestival #science #STEMhighlands #thisishighland

⚠️Learning at home 📖? BBC Bitesize have some brilliant online lessons, quizzes and practice activities for home learning...
25/02/2021

⚠️Learning at home 📖?
BBC Bitesize have some brilliant online lessons, quizzes and practice activities for home learning....
Check it out on 👉 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
#STEMNorth #learningathome #lockdownlearning #bbcbitesize

🔔Newton Summit 2021 🎉!!Scottish Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP takes...
09/02/2021

🔔Newton Summit 2021 🎉!!
Scottish Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP takes part in the #newtonsummit live session, highlighting the high quality STEM education our very own SSA team have developed 👏!
Don't miss out, watch the live video on the Newton Room page.

#cityregiondeal #STEMNorth #STEM #NewtonRoom

If you're looking for new ideas for the classroom, teaching resources or boredom busters for your own children check out...
02/02/2021

If you're looking for new ideas for the classroom, teaching resources or boredom busters for your own children check out Aberdeen Science Centre for activities, games and do-at-home experiments!👨‍🔬
https://aberdeensciencecentre.org/stem-resources/

#STEMNorth #STEM #STEMresources #STEMeducation #aberdeensciencecentre #scienceathome #homeeducation

Royal Institution of Great Britain have lots of short films making it FUN, EASY and CHEAP to do #scienceexperiments at h...
26/01/2021

Royal Institution of Great Britain have lots of short films making it FUN, EASY and CHEAP to do #scienceexperiments at home with your children!!
Click the link to find out how....
https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental
#STEMNorth #STEMatHome #homeschooling #familySTEM

In 2022, a new Mars rover blasts off to look for signs of life on the red planet. Here are 50 exciting activities to hel...
15/01/2021

In 2022, a new Mars rover blasts off to look for signs of life on the red planet. Here are 50 exciting activities to help inspire little scientists to be space explorers! 🛰️https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/exomars

#STEMNorth #explorify #stemathome

Join in and get arty with the Creative Earth Competition for young people and show global leaders the world you want to ...
22/12/2020

Join in and get arty with the Creative Earth Competition for young people and show global leaders the world you want to live in 🌎!

🌟Competition closes Sunday 28th February 2021🌟
Click the link to find out more.... https://together-for-our-planet.ukcop26.org/creative-earth/

#STEMNorth

Delighted to welcome Dingwall S2 to our brand new Dingwall Newton room this week!!
08/12/2020

Delighted to welcome Dingwall S2 to our brand new Dingwall Newton room this week!!

S2 are all being given the opportunity to visit the new Newton Science Room in Dingwall. The lower town hall has been transformed into a state of the art science facility and will be used by primary and secondary pupils across Ross-shire.

We are delighted that Dingwall Academy pupils are the very first to try out this amazing new experience.

#scienceskillsacademy

We're hiring! Want to join our team and inspire the next generation? Click the link for details 🔬🔋🌱21 Hours per week, Fi...
24/11/2020

We're hiring! Want to join our team and inspire the next generation? Click the link for details 🔬🔋🌱

21 Hours per week, Fixed term maternity cover, Fort William.
Applications close 30/11/2020

#STEMNorth #STEMHighlands #STEMCareers #Scicomm #JobsNorth

http://ow.ly/aA7a50Ctfqq

We're celebrating #lowcarbonscotland with HIE!Ever wondered how a wind turbine works? S1/2 pupils at every Highland High...
19/11/2020

We're celebrating #lowcarbonscotland with HIE!

Ever wondered how a wind turbine works? S1/2 pupils at every Highland High School get to find out with hands-on activities in our #renewables module! ⚡🔋

#STEMNorth #STEMHighlands #NewtonRooms
University of the Highlands and Islands The Highland Council SDS Inverness & Central Highland High Life Highland

16/11/2020

This month, we are celebrating #lowcarbonscotland with HIE!

Did you know we run a #renewables Newton module from our rooms across the Highlands? Take a look at our video to find out what it's all about ⬇️📽️

#STEMNorth #STEMHighlands #NewtonRooms #ThisIsHighland

Inverness College UHI The Highland Council SDS Inverness & Central Highland High Life Highland

26/10/2020

This week we're celebrating the first Young STEM Leader week!

All the best to this years Leaders! #STEM #STEMHighland #STEMNorth

The Highland Council University of the Highlands and Islands SDS Inverness & Central Highland High Life Highland

Up to £10,000 funding available for food growing projects for Scottish schools and nurseries - Apply by 9th November, do...
20/10/2020
Scotland’s Green Recovery - gov.scot

Up to £10,000 funding available for food growing projects for Scottish schools and nurseries - Apply by 9th November, don't miss out!

£3.5 million to help deliver climate-friendly projects.

How lovely are these photos from Glenelg and Loch Duich Primaries?! They've really enjoyed using their outdoor maths kit...
06/10/2020

How lovely are these photos from Glenelg and Loch Duich Primaries?! They've really enjoyed using their outdoor maths kits during #MathsWeekScot!

#STEMHighlands #OutdoorLearning #STEMNorth

The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise The Highland Council

02/10/2020

How have you celebrated #MathsWeekScot?

We've delivered Outdoor Maths Kits to every school in the Highlands and Islands, and delivered activities in schools this week! Can you spot your school in our video?!

#STEMHighlands #OutdoorLearning

@mathsweekscot @scotgov @cityregiondeal @HIEScotland

01/10/2020

Did anyone hear Teanassie Primary School's radio stars on MFR this morning?
They asked brilliant #MathsWeekScot questions and gave a wee shout out for our Outdoor Learning Kit!

Did you get the right answers?!

#STEMNorth #STEMHighlands #outdoorlearning

The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise The Highland Council

It's #MathsWeekScot 🎉 Our outdoor maths kits have been making their way across the Highlands and Islands. How are you us...
28/09/2020
Highland primary school children get outdoor maths kits

It's #MathsWeekScot 🎉
Our outdoor maths kits have been making their way across the Highlands and Islands. How are you using yours?

https://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/news/highland-primary-school-children-get-outdoor-maths-kits-212656/

#STEMHighlands #outdoorlearning

The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise The Highland Council

New outdoor maths kits are being sent to all primary schools in the Highlands thanks to the Science Skills Academy.

Only a few days until #MathsWeekScot, and we can't wait to see how you use your Outdoor Maths Kits!Online resources are ...
25/09/2020

Only a few days until #MathsWeekScot, and we can't wait to see how you use your Outdoor Maths Kits!

Online resources are available at https://bit.ly/OutdoorMathsSecondLevel

#STEMHighlands #outdoorlearning
The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise The Highland Council

The team have been busy delivering Outdoor Maths Kits all over the Highlands and Islands..... can you spot any familiar ...
23/09/2020

The team have been busy delivering Outdoor Maths Kits all over the Highlands and Islands..... can you spot any familiar locations?

#MathsWeekScot #STEMHighlands #outdoorlearning

The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Our Outdoor Maths kits contain everything you'll need for 17 fun outdoor numeracy activities! Missed our CLPL? You can f...
21/09/2020

Our Outdoor Maths kits contain everything you'll need for 17 fun outdoor numeracy activities!

Missed our CLPL? You can find it here: http://bit.ly/OutdoorMathsCPD

#MathsWeekScot #STEMHighlands #outdoorlearning

The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Thank you so much to all of the incredible educators who attended our CLPL sessions this week, we can’t wait to see how ...
17/09/2020

Thank you so much to all of the incredible educators who attended our CLPL sessions this week, we can’t wait to see how you use the resources!

We have been furiously packing kits and we're delighted to say that deliveries have started already 🚚📦✉️

#MathsWeekScot #STEMNorth

SDS Inverness & Central Highland University of the Highlands and Islands The Highland Council Highlands and Islands Enterprise High Life Highland

03/09/2020

The Life Sciences sector is so varied, we've loved finding out about the different career paths people have taken! Take a look at our video to find out more.

#STEMHighlands #NewtonRoom #STEMNorth #STEMCareers
High Life Highland SDS Inverness & Central Highland The Highland Council University of the Highlands and Islands Highlands and Islands Enterprise

20/08/2020

We're on Instagram! Click the link to see some behind the scenes footage and get sneak peeks of the new activities we're working on!
https://www.instagram.com/ssastem/

#BTS #SciCommBehindthescenes

18/08/2020

Did you know there are lots of jobs in the aquaculture sector in the Highlands and Islands? Watch our video to find out more!

#STEMHighlands #NewtonRoom #STEMNorth #STEMCareers

High Life Highland The Highland Council Highlands and Islands Enterprise SDS Inverness & Central Highland University of the Highlands and Islands

12/08/2020

Wondering where your career will take you after school, college, or university? Nada and Reece work in two totally different areas of #healthscience, watch our video to find out what they do!

#STEMHighlands #NewtonRoom #STEMNorth #STEMCareers

High Life Highland The Highland Council Highlands and Islands Enterprise SDS Inverness & Central Highland University of the Highlands and Islands

April absolutely loves #technology, so she studied computer science and management and is now our STEM Engagement Manage...
07/08/2020

April absolutely loves #technology, so she studied computer science and management and is now our STEM Engagement Manager! #nowrongpath

#DYWScot #STEMHighlands #STEMNorth #ThisIsHighland #STEMCareers

Ashlie has gone from nursing assistant ➡️forensic biologist ➡️STEM engagement officer!   #nowrongpath #DYWScot #STEMHigh...
06/08/2020

Ashlie has gone from nursing assistant ➡️forensic biologist ➡️STEM engagement officer!
#nowrongpath

#DYWScot #STEMHighlands #STEMNorth #ThisIsHighland #STEMCareers

There's #nowrongpath to your dream career - Emma, our project manager, is sharing her journey to her #dreamjob! #DYWScot...
05/08/2020

There's #nowrongpath to your dream career - Emma, our project manager, is sharing her journey to her #dreamjob!

#DYWScot #STEMHighlands #STEMNorth #ThisIsHighland #STEMCareers

From retail to conservation to STEM engagement - check out Scott's career path below 👇#nowrongpath #DYWScot #STEMHighlan...
05/08/2020

From retail to conservation to STEM engagement - check out Scott's career path below 👇

#nowrongpath

#DYWScot #STEMHighlands #STEMNorth #ThisIsHighland #STEMCareers

Good luck to everyone receiving their results today! #nowrongpath#DYWScot #STEMHighlands #STEMNorth #ThisIsHighland #STE...
04/08/2020

Good luck to everyone receiving their results today!

#nowrongpath

#DYWScot #STEMHighlands #STEMNorth #ThisIsHighland #STEMCareers

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Thousands of new opportunities are anticipated in the Highlands and Islands over the next few years in sectors such as energy, life sciences and digital technologies.

To ensure our young people are in the best possible position to benefit from these opportunities, we need to inspire more of them to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

That’s what the Science Skills Academy is all about. With a network of inspirational STEM rooms, we're working with schools, employers and families to provide exciting and stimulating activities that engage young people and make them aware of the new opportunities coming their way.

The first Norwegian style newton room in the UK was officially opened in Thurso in March 2019 with the second opening in Fort William in April. Young people in Ross-shire are now also set to benefit from a new learning centre as Dingwall was recently announced as the location of a future third newton room.

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