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Friday, January 11 • 3:40pm - 4:40pm
SunSpaceArt (92)

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The STFC funded SunSpaceArt project brings together scientists and visual artists to work with schools and teachers, at upper primary and lower secondary level, to inspire children and ignite their imagination. The team have run STEAM workshops about the Sun, Moon, solar system and space at many schools throughout the UK, from small rural schools to large inner city schools. Through these creative cross-curriculum activities the children have produced original and imaginative artwork, with a narrative, that reinforces their science learning. The feedback from teachers and children has been excellent, typically 'Today I loved this lesson because the science and art inspired me' (pupil, school in London). The SunSpaceArt team are keen to share their experience and resources with teachers, who can then replicate these STEAM learning methods in their own schools, across any science subject. This workshop will be led by Helen Mason, a scientist, and Helen Schell, an artist and ESERO/UK Space Ambassador. Since 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landings, we shall focus on 'Sun and Moon' activities. The workshop will include sharing of resources and practical activities.

Speakers
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Dr Helen Mason

Reader in Solar Physics, University of Cambridge
Dr Helen Mason leads the STFC funded 'SunSpaceArt' project, a team of visual artists and scientists who run workshops in schools (upper primary and lower secondary). The aim is to ignite the children's imagination and to produce creative art work, which reinforces their science learning... Read More →
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Helen Schell

Artist & ESERO-UK Space Ambassador, Helen Schell
‘The Human Spaceship – I believe art and science must collaborate for humanity to fully understand that we live in a space-faring society and will witness the most astounding change in ‘being-human’ through astronomy and space exploration in the 21st century.’ Children... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Exhibition Marquee Seminar Room