Livelinks are video-conference style events, allowing children to meet and question experts without the fuss and expense of arranging an in-person visit.
The children learn about a wide range of inspiring space-related topics, and can ask questions about the mysteries and discoveries that the scientists present. A key barrier to uptake of STEM subjects is children thinking STEM is not ‘for people like me’. Meeting real scientists challenges these damaging stereotypes.
It’s easy to take part, you just need a computer with reasonably good internet connection, speakers, and a way to project the image so that everyone can see. Interaction can be by text or microphone as best suits. It’s up to you whether your classroom appears on screen or not. Livelinks last about 40-45 minutes, including plenty of time for questions from the children.
You do not need to install any software or create an online account to participate.
These events complete the Livelink series for the 2018-19 academic year. Check back in the autumn for future events.
Weds 17 July, 11.30am – 12.15pm:
Dr Matthew Allen – What is it like to fall into a Black Hole?
Thurs 18 July, 1.40pm – 2:25pm:
Eve North – Join us on a trip to Andromeda!”
These events were recorded when Livelinks used to be known as Hangouts.
We look forward to hearing from you!