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If you would like a Science and Discovery Centre in Poole, please e-mail us and let us know. How much would you be prepared to pay for entry?
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The EXplora Science Centre will provide Interactive Science exhibits and activities to engage children with ‘Real Science’, to demonstrate a principle or pose questions that encourage scientific language and process, particularly those that are challenging to provide in the classroom.

EXplora aims to:

1. Raise the profile and attainment in Science for Primary and Secondary children within Dorset.

2. Provide engaging interactive Science exhibits, activities and workshops for primary and secondary children in the area.

3. Generate a stimulating and exciting family orientated tourist attraction open to the general public.

In addition, it is envisaged that EXplora will support teachers and provide CPD and enthusiasm for Science by providing an easily accessible Centre for Science Excellence.

It is proposed this Education Charity would be based in Poole and set up to serve the community throughout Dorset with particular reference to social and educational disadvantage.

Association For Science in Education (ASE) www.ase.org.uk
The largest Science Association of teachers in the UK provides a vital up to date link to Science information, courses and resources.

Science Learning Centres www.sciencelearningcentres.org.uk
The Science Learning Centre is based in York and courses are now available through 'MyScience'. Caroline is a registered course presenter.

Getting Practical www.gettingpractical.org.uk
Funded until Summer 2011 this free training Course gets you thinking about a more practical approach to Science.

Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) www.psqm.org.uk
The PSQM provides a framework for developing assessing and celebrating the quality of Science provision in your School. Caroline is a Hub Leader.

Primary UpD8 www.primaryupd8.org.uk
A brilliant set of activities using current newsworthy Science topics.

Primary Science Teaching Trust www.pstt.org.uk
AZTT provide funding for CPD for schools and individual funding for Primary Science projects.

Planet Science www.planet-science.com
Some great ideas for under 11s, including things like videos of interviews with real scientists.

SCIcentre www.le.ac.uk/education/centres/
sci/SCIcentre.html

The national centre for initial teacher training in Science promotes the image and role of Science in the modern Society and contains online help on cross curricular Science and Teacher subject knowledge.

Science Museum www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
educators.aspx

Online games and activities for educators, including visits to the Museum itself.

British Science Association
www.britishscienceassociation.org
/web/NSEW/BA
organise the National Science Week – 14th – 23rd March 2014 Includes Crest awards and Science Club activities.

Local business that support Early Years Science

Alter Ego www.fancydress.uk.net/
Bring Science to life with role play costumes for Scientists, animals, masks etc. - from caterpillar to butterfly!