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Friday, June 7 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
SunSpaceArt - inspiring children and igniting their scientific curiosity LIMITED
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The SunSpaceArt project brings together scientists and artists to run workshops in primary schools (7-11 year olds). The project, funded by STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council), is led by Dr Helen Mason OBE. The feedback has been excellent from teachers and children, e.g. 'Today I loved this lesson because the science and art inspired me'. The resources link closely to the Science National Curriculum. Through these creative STEAM activities, the children have produced impressive, original, imaginative and beautiful art that communicates a deeper understanding of the Sun, the solar system, space travel, polar science and 'Our Place in the Universe'.

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Dr Helen E. Mason

Reader in Solar Physics, University of Cambridge
Dr Helen Mason leads the STFC funded 'SunSpaceArt' project, a team of visual artists and scientists who run workshops in schools (upper primary and lower secondary). The aim is to ignite the children's imagination and to produce creative art work, which reinforces their science learning... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm
Ochil 2 Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, UK