My World of Work Live!

Skills Development Scotland’s My World of Work Live! is a set of interactive exhibits and activities designed to inspire young people’s interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Every free, fun My World of Work Live! experience is about hands-on learning – building, making, designing - and makes the best use of the latest technology to engage and inspire.

Each is aligned with Curriculum for Excellence and is suitable for late primary and early secondary students.

Plus these are free as an add-on to £4 Science Mall schools admission - too good to miss!

If your school is entitled to free admission via your Local Authority then these workshops can also be added on to the rest of your visit programme.

All activities are suitable for P7 - S3.

To book, contact the GSC Education Team on 0141 420 5003 during office hours.

Check out the range of activities you can select from: My World of Work Time Machine | More About Me | LEGO® Renewables | DNA Extraction | Sonic Electronics | Cracking Cryptography | LEGO® MINDSTORM Driving Test | DIY Gamer | Laser Cutting Workshop | Who Needs Science? Show

My World of Work Time Machine

Students will explore how technology will shape the jobs of the future. Using potential advances in 'how we listen to music' as a hook, they will use their imagination to consider the careers of the future.

CfE Links: Technological Developments in Society | Planning for Choices and Changes | Topical Science

Career Management Skills: Self | Horizons | Networks

Duration: 45 minutes

Availability: ON DEMAND

 

More About Me

Your pupils will learn about the range of jobs available in the STEM industries and take part in activities to explore their own strengths and suitability.

CfE Links: Topical Science | Planning for Choices and Changes

Career Management Skills: Self | Strengths | Horizons | Networks

Duration: 45 minutes

Availability: ON DEMAND

 

LEGO® Renewables

Using LEGO, pupils will explore different forms of renewable energy. They will experience what it’s like to work as an engineer in the renewable energy industry by discovering how different factors affect the energy generated.

CfE Links: Energy Sources and Sustainability | Planning for Choices and Changes | Technological Developments in Society

Career Management Skills: Horizons | Networks | Strengths

Duration: 90 minutes

Availability: ON DEMAND

 

DNA Extraction

Pupils will extract and observe their own DNA using specialised lab equipment and find out how our DNA makes us unqiue.

CfE Links: Inheritance | Planning for Choices and Changes

Career Management Skills: Strengths | Horizons

Duration: 90 minutes

Availability: JAN

 

Sonic Electronics

Try your hand as an electronic engineer with our super user-friendly littleBits kits. Take up the challenge to design and build a working data transmitter.

CfE Links: Electricty | Craft, Design and Engineering contects for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

Career Management Skills: Strengths | Horizons | Networks

Duration: 45 minutes

Availability: ON DEMAND

 

Cracking Cryptography

Try out your skills as Forensic Computer Analyst by using programs to encrypt and decrypt messages. This activity is the perfect introduction to cyber security.

CfE Links: ICT to enhance learning | Computing Science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

Career Management Skills: Strengths | Horizons | Networks

Duration: 90 minutes

Availability: ON DEMAND

 

LEGO® MINDSTORMS Driving test

Program LEGO MINDSTORMS robots to simulate driverless car technology. Find out what it's like to be a Design Engineer as you use your problem solving skills to complete a series of challenges.

CfE Links: Technological Developments in Society | Computing Science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

Career Management Skills: Horizons | Networks | Strengths

Duration: 90 minutes

Availability: ON DEMAND

 

DIY Gamer

Program a handheld games console to display your own animation in this fun and easy introduction to programming. Where next - Computer Games Developer?

CfE Links: Technological Developments in Society | Computing Science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

Career Management Skills: Horizons | Networks | Strengths

Duration: 75 minutes

Availability: ON DEMAND

 

Laser Cutting Workshop

Work with graphics software to design your model and manufacture a prototype by cutting it out on the laser cutter.

CfE Links: Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Computing Science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

Career Management Skills: Horizons | Networks | Strengths

Duration: 90 minutes

Availability: ON DEMAND

 

Who Needs Science? Show

A live show with spectacular demonstrations in science, technology, engineering and maths, designed to inspire pupils as they discover the vital role of science in their lives and future careers.

CfE Links: Planning for Choices and Changes | Technological Developments in Society

Career Management Skills: Horizons | Networks

Duration: 45 minutes

Availability: ON DEMAND FROM NOV

 

The finer points

These workshops are completely free but may be limited by availability. You can add them to your Science Mall booking at no additional charge.

If you would like to book these workshops only and no other activities, including the Science Mall, then special arrangements can be made to allow access completely free of charge. Please dicuss this option with our Contact Centre on 0141 420 5003.

My World of Work Live! at Glasgow Science Centre is brought to you by Skills Development Scotland.

 

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