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This course is an open Continuing Professional Development course. In order to book, please follow the booking link, or if not available, fill out the enquiry form and a member of staff will be in touch with you shortly.  

This Facilitator Training Session will teach your staff to deliver the Science for Families course within your school. The training will include everything needed to run as many courses as you wish, aside from a few easy-to-source materials. You’ll get hands-on practice at delivering all the experiments, printed and digital copies of the course booklet and access to the online resources which support the course. The session will also discuss how to get parents involved in school science lessons, and how to guide conversations with families around science.

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Course Information

Mode of Study
Short Course

Northumbria University, Think Lab

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3 hours for attendees to be able to teach the course, which is a 5 -week after school science club

Engineering and Manufacturing

Cost: £150 (plus VAT) per attendee. Sessions are available free of charge for our partner schools.

Classroom teachers and science coordinators who would like to deliver the 5-week NU STEM after-school club Science for Families.


Drawing upon expertise from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, this course is delivered by a primary science outreach specialist with considerable primary teaching experience.

Our NU STEM team has a wealth of experience in science communication and formal education and comprises of public engagement, industry and education specialists.


Teaching will be lab-based and delivered through group work, activities and discussion. You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and discuss opportunities for increasing parental engagement with your school.

A certificate of completion can be provided for participants.


You will have access to industry standard facilities in our dedicated NU STEM lab space.  Our well-resourced, interactive learning zone has full WiFi access and cutting-edge teaching equipment.


This content of this course is informed by pedagogical research and scientific expertise and delivered by an education specialist with research interests in under-represented groups in STEM careers.


You will enhance your CV as well as gaining a better understanding of how to effectively engage families and create more enthusiasm for science in the home.

Developing practical ideas for parental engagement can help you develop a vital partner in a young persons’ learning and achieve better outcomes for your pupils.

The Science for Families course is a 5-week after school science club aimed at children in KS2 and their families. Children and parents work together to explore different areas of the science national curriculum through simple science experiments with everyday household items.

Classroom Teachers and Science Coordinators

Cost: £150 (plus VAT) per attendee.

Sessions are available free of charge for our partner schools.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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