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1st November
to 30th January
300 You will earn 300 gold points for completing this activity.
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Develop International Early Years Science Activities

1st November to 30th January
This is an opportunity to work with creative early years science educators and students from the University of Manresa in Spain. You will be supported by experts to develop a science education activity for young children. It is ideal for students of science, education, early years and/or Spanish. No expertise is required and everyone is welcome.

You will be supported by science educators and students at the University of Manresa in Spain, to explore and create science education materials for young children. Spanish students will work simultaneously on the same activity, and there will be a collaborative joint celebration event in January. The University of Manresa have specialist facilities for children under the age of 6 to engage in science-based activities designed by staff and students called Lab 0-6, and this is an exciting opportunity for you to work with international experts and students to impact science education for the very young, which is often a neglected area of education.

You will work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team to design and develop a science activity for young children, with the guidance and support of our international partners. As an example you might support children’s development of curiosity and understanding about animals by putting together a kit that they can use to explore how animals look, eat, behave etc. Materials and facilities will be provided in Manchester, and you will work as part of a team of students from across the university to generate ideas and develop the activity. You will be given expert feedback on your activity, and the opportunity to trial it with local children at an educational setting.

The culmination will be a joint celebration event where you and the Spanish students will share your creations and reflections. Students with an interest in/skills in education, science, working with young children, creativity and /or Spanish would be most suited to this project but no expertise are needed. It is a great opportunity to develop your educational skills, build your professional network, and to gain international experience.

Please ask any questions you have in the comments section when you express your interest.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • International working with staff and students from University Manresa in Spain
  • Skills pedagogy, creativity and science education supported by experts.
  • designing and developing an early years science activity.
  • Education Experience... through developing your own educational activity and in working with a local education setting, and pedagogy experts.
  • Professional network...develop your professional opportunities in working with the international partners, and a local education setting
  • Collaboration... working in a cross-disciplinary team of students from across the university.
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 13:00 to 15:00 on 01/11/23
    Before the Project Starts
    Please disregard dates and times and look at the resources here now! Access Associated Resource →
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 01/11/23 - Brooks Building
    Welcome to the Project
    In this session you will meet your team and connect with the experts in Spain. It is an opportunity to better understand the project requirements and to start developing your ideas. Access Associated Resource →
  • personal_video 13:00 to 15:00 on 08/11/23 - Takes place online
    Project Ideas
    As this is reading week this will be an online event to catch up with your developments and goals Access Associated Resource →
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 15/11/23 - Brooks Building
    Project Development
    This in-person session will give you chance to build and develop your ideas. Access Associated Resource →
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 22/11/23 - Brooks Building
    Connecting with the Experts
    In this session you will get some expert feedback from our collaborators in Spain on your Project ideas and developments. Access Associated Resource →
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 29/11/23 - Brooks (or potential to use a maker space)
    Redeveloping Ideas
    In light of the feedback you will develop your final project ideas and test them on each other.
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 06/12/23 - Off campus
    Piloting the Ideas
    In this session we can arrange to go to an early years setting to try out the activities.
  • personal_video 13:00 to 15:00 on 13/12/23 - Takes place online
    This will give you chance to reflect on last week's piloted activities and to think about what went well or could be developed.
  • place 15:00 to 17:00 on 30/01/24 - Brooks
    Celebration and Collaboration Event
    This will be a collaborative event where we share with the students in Spain