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