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Enhancing STEM Academics' Public Engagement Skills

Lead Institution: University of Bristol
Collaborating with: Graphic Science, Lighting Up Learning Ltd

Project Outputs > Outreach Activities: Key Stage (2) - Volcanoes

As part of the Enhancing STEM Academics' Public Engagement Skills project, two outreach workshops on volcanoes for primary schools have been developed utilising the best practice outlined in a Guide to Effective STEM Public Engagement. That for key stage (2) can be accessed below; for key stage (1), click here.


Volcano KS2 Presentation

Volcano KS2 Presentation

Each workshop has an associated powerpoint and session notes for both teachers and outreach practitioners (presenters). For presenters, the powerpoint and notes contain brief explanations of questions or actions that the presenter should follow. For teachers, the powerpoint and notes contain more information about each slide to enhance the teacher's understanding and to  answer questions that children may raise.

Below you can access 'How do volcanoes erupt?', an outreach workshop and associated session notes and activities for Key Stage 2 (middle primary) pupils:

How do volcanoes erupt?

Be a geologist, handle real volcanic rocks and look at the differences between different types under the mircoscope. What makes a volcano erupt and how do we know volcanoes used to exist in Britain?

Session length: 1 hour

How do volcanoes erupt? Session notes

How do volcanoes erupt?

Activity handout - rocks

Activity handout - geological map

For further information about these activities, please contact Ed Drewitt at Bristol University as below:

Contact Ed Drewitt

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Staff involved

Ed Drewitt
Project lead, University of Bristol

Claire Dimond
Graphic Science

Nicholas Garrick
Lighting Up Learning Ltd

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