Check Out Science Careers & Experiments
@ The Vega Science Trust
The Vega Science Trust was established in 1994 by Nobel Laureate, Professor Sir Harry Kroto and is an educational charity that recognises that SET (science, engineering and technology) has a huge impact on our daily lives.
Vega’s innovative pilot projects include researching into the best use of the Internet as a method of communication between scientists and pupils as a means of complimenting science teaching. Experiments on giving Internet workshops and science mentoring are an on-going commitment which Vega hopes will lead to regular use of the Internet by scientists to outreach to schools. To facilitate this work Vega is building a deposit of teaching resources which include:
The ‘Snapshots’ set of 14 short young scientist video careers profiles. A set of short award winning programmes which were funded by the HEFCE widening participation team, produced by the BBC, were first shown on BBC2 and now stream from the Vega Science Trust’s website at www.vega.org.uk/video/series/10These programmes aim to give an insight into what it is really like to work as scientist.
The mini-films – www.vega.org.uk/video/subseries/27are a set of instructional mini-films explaining how to make electricity, wind power, a C60 model etc. These films have been used in school workshops and in teaching over the internet to schools in the US.
For more vist www.vega.org.uk.