Thanks to securing a grant from the Microbiology Society, Dr Laura Glendinning, a Roslin Institute researcher, was able to develop a microbiology toolkit and professional learning session.
The kits and learning are now being cascaded throughout RAiSE’s network of Primary Science Development Officers, engaging children in their local habitat and developing their scientific inquiry skills.
Dr Glendinning said:
“I loved pond dipping as a child; it helped spark a lifelong love of science. I wanted to develop a kit and lesson plans so that teachers could give all children the opportunity to see in minute detail how incredible nature is.”
There are 30 sets available which include microscopes, slides, pond samples and teaching resources. The teaching guide is freely available and is focussed on ages 9-13.