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Planning task: Tailoring the activity

Tailoring the activity to suit different contexts is important. Watch the course educators discussing how to adapt the aeroplane activity.

When choosing activities, it is possible to choose something relatively simple and adapt it for different audiences. We established how important it was to tailor the activity to the group of young people you are volunteering with. For the scenario, we are wanting to deliver the paper aeroplane activity to a group of 10-11 year olds.

In this video, we discuss how the activity could be adapted for both primary (5-11 year olds) and secondary (11-16 year olds) students. Have a think about the differences we are expecting between the two groups.

Add to your plan

  1. Take a look again at your activity summary. Are your aims and learning outcomes pitched at the right level?
  2. Think about possible curriculum links. You can either use the national curriculum for your country or use the ten employability skills from the STEM Learning poster.

In the next step, we’ll ask you to share your plan and compare it to our suggestions.

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Volunteering in the Classroom: Planning and Organising Practical STEM Activities

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