Science Explorer Badges

Science Explorer Badge

The Science Explorer Badge covers the Nature of Science and Science Capabilities. The approximate size of the badge is 2.5cm.


Advanced Science Explorer Badge

The Advanced Science Explorer Badge is similar to the Science Explorer Badge covering the Nature of Science and the Science Capabilities and offering a more advanced range of extension activities and skills. The approximate size of the badge is 2.5cm.

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The Science Award scheme all started with an idea to help students develop an interest in Science.

What is the purpose of the Science Explorer Badges?

  • To get students interested in and working on a series of sciences activities
  • As the activities are well within the capability of average students, they:
    – encourage student initiative
    – provide a tangible reward (an attractive badge)
    – don’t involve teachers in a lot of extra work

How does it work?

  • Students choose eight activities from a total of 32 available
  • At least one activity should be from each of the 4 curriculum areas
    – The Living World
    – The Physical World
    – The Material World
    – Planet Earth and Beyond
  • Stickers are placed by the teacher on the activity sheet once it is completed by the student
  • A badge is awarded once all activities are completed

When can students do the activities?

  • They can be done at school and home
  • 6-8 weeks is recommended for the badge

How much help should students be given?

  • The activities are designed so most students should be able to work on them by themselves
  • Offer praise and occasionally some advice if there are problems
  • Encourage students to use a variety of sources to get information

What about the less able/very able students?

  • There is a varied menu of activities on each sheet to choose from
  • An Advanced Explorer Badge is available

What does it cost?

  • Students pay for their sheets to their school Science coordinator
  • Individual Home orders can be made
  • Costs are listed on the Order Form