What’s Hot? Ron’s Ramp Adventure Project

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LSP 2792-UK STEM in Action™ Ron’s Ramp Adventure Project

This month, our customers have been loving the Ron’s Ramp Adventure Project from STEM in Action!

Ron’s Ramp Adventure Project: Explained

Ron’s Ramp is a Key Stage 1 project designed for ages 6-7 from the STEM in Action range. The project explores the effect of forces on objects and features Ron, a skateboarding armadillo, who wants to make a skateboard ramp that is safe for everyone. Through engaging practical exploration, slopes and surfaces are brought to life. Students are introduced to the effects of friction and gradient on motion and distance, while exploring the concepts of guessing (predicting) and recording data. They also learn about measurement and using graphs to problem solve as they are challenged to engineer the ramp so that Ron goes far… but not too far! read more

Home Education: One Scottish Mum’s first-hand experience

Jenny Eaves is a mummy of two small, delightfully energetic boys – five and two – and blogs at Monkey and Mouse. Based in Scotland, she started Monkey and Mouse in February 2015 as a way to share her daily adventures and family play ideas with others. She loves writing about travelling and days out, enjoying the countryside and many places of interest, both in the UK and abroad. Jenny gives us an interesting insight into what can be a controversial aspect of education. read more