Classroom science teachers and their students were introduced to the I SEE project and its modules on climate change and carbon sequestration, artificial intelligence and quantum computing at two major regional conferences for the Institute of Research in Schools (IRIS). These events took place at the University of Exeter on 25 June and the University of York, STEM Learning on 27 June.
Over 70 individuals including science teachers and students aged 11 to 18 expressed an interest in our I SEE modules; especially the future orientated and action competence activities and skills development which have the potential to take young people’s learning and experiences to a broader and richer level, preparing them well for their futures.
Teachers quickly recognised that these activities and skills could helpfully complement the science and STEM research that students are undertaking through various IRIS projects which are characterised by ‘How do you want to change the world?’ These include natural links for I SEE’s climate change and carbon sequestration modules with IRIS’s Melt project.
To find out more about IRIS, visit http://www.researchinschools.org/index.html and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISSX3jAJRp4&list=PLX_O545TokNhP9Zhi3EOrhEYZ1tPjUbCE