Activity: Other activity types › Schools engagement
Animating Science is an exciting project under the banner of STEAM (taking STEM and adding A for arts). University of Dundee's School of Life Sciences has partnered with Dundee Contemporary Arts Learning to deliver a unique art and science collaborative programme. Animating Science aims to develop stop motion animation skills with pupils and teachers (P7 - S3) and support them in creating animated films about Life Science concepts and processes. This will deepen pupils’ engagement and science understanding and make science learning more fun. Researchers contribute guidance on a science topic chosen by participating classes, including a lesson with hands-on activities and experiments. They then re-visit the class during the writing and filming of the project to advise on the story and script to ensure it was scientifically accurate. At the end of the project they attend a ‘film premiere’ where the finished product is shown to the entire school as well as parents and teachers.