New education initiative sparks interest in science research

Moredun is delighted to announce the launch of Science Sparks, a new initiative to help support and encourage primary school teachers and their pupils to explore the relevance of science to the world around them.

SCIENCE SPARKS is a new range of free curriculum linked resources to support cross curriculum learning.  Supported by funding from the Scottish Government, Moredun teamed up with the Bright Business Partnership over the past year to work with teachers in rural areas of Scotland, to develop and deliver this new collaborative educational resource for the primary classroom.  

Science Sparks not only provides teachers with resources (teacher notes, worksheets, and project and activity suggestions) but also helps generate ideas, confidence and enthusiasm to enable the exploration of current scientific issues and allow pupils to have fun discovering the importance of scientific research to their past, present and future.  
Currently, in collaboration with our partners, these resources cover a range of curriculum linked topics including; health and wellbeing; conserving biodiversity; climate change and disease impact; and renewable and alternative energy. 
The resources were introduced and developed through a number of successful interactive teacher workshops and are now available to all online. Since the launch of the Science Sparks website, 230 users across 20 different regions of Scotland have signed up to download these free resources.
We are looking at opportunities to further enhance and develop this successful scheme going forward. For more information please visit the Science Sparks website or email


Published on 28 August 2012 in Sustainability and Communities , Climate, water and energy , Ecosystems and biodiversity , Food, health and wellbeing