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Science Writing

I specialize in writing for children and family audiences and I'm always up for a challenge! I am experienced in producing magazine articles, lesson plans for educators, experiment instructions for children and adults.

 

I wrote two lovely activity guides for the Institute of Physics' #LimitLess campaign. I've also started using my extensive experience to write material for science centre staff to deliver.

In 2021, I took part in the Science Writers for Schools project, run by the National Literacy Trust. As part of that, I developed two engaging workshops about being a science writer, where students produce their own short piece of science writing. Further information is here.

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December 2021 to present

Institute of Physics

"Discovering Our World"  and "Superheroes Unlimited" Free Activity Packs.

Two collections of experiments, career profiles, stories and puzzles aimed at children aged 8 and over.

 

November 2021 to present

Winchester Science Centre (Wonderseekers)

Writing activities for the centre's new outdoors offer for schools and the public, and that's all I'm allowed to say!

June 2020 to present

Whizz Pop Bang. A fun science magazine tailored to the national curriculum, aimed at 6-12 year olds.

Ask Y (readers questions) and individual spreads including Silly Science.

April 2020 to November 2022

Lightyear Foundation - a small charity opening the doors to STEM for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Writing and presenting ten short science activity videos. Developing the Virtual Lab, then writing and presenting the first few rounds. This is an  online (and later in-person) practical science club for students with special educational needs and disabilities. Writing and delivering bespoke training for Lightyear's clients, writing the practical science section of their CPD session and training others to deliver it.

February 2015 to present

Aquila Children's Magazine. A cross curricular magazine aimed at 8-12 year olds.

Monthly article and experiment to explore at home.

 

Occasionally since March 2017

ASE Journal of Primary Science.

Occasional articles including:

"Do we have to talk about it?" on puberty teaching

"Science Speed Dating" on getting to know pupils very quickly

"Can I mix these? Yes, you can!" on allowing pupils to follow their curiosity and how to build it into lesson planning

"Inclusive Lockdown Science" on creating online materials for children with SEN

August 2020

ASE International Journal: "Inclusive Lockdown Science" selected from ASE Primary Science for a wider audience.

February 2018 to December 2019

The Curiosity Box. A science-kit-by-post service for 4-12 year olds.

Development and writing of four experiments per month for inclusion in the boxes. Also developing, testing and writing curriculum linked materials for the schools STEM Day in a Box.

December 2016 to June 2018

BBC Terrific Scientific Primary Science Campaign

Taking experiments developed for mainstream primary use and modifying them for use in SEN schools. This involved adding additional steps, new experiments and suggestions for tailoring to pupil's needs.

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Aquila Childrens Magazine, Harry Potter Issue
ASE Primary Science Journal cover featuring The Cloud Factory Show cover featuring Dr Sarah Bearchell and pupils with special needs doing a science experiment at The Big Bang Fair, NEC, Birmingham
Cover of ASE International featuring #SensoryScience project
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