Learn about space by simulating the orbital motion of a satellite, have a go at programming a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS technology, or try to assemble a digital sensor that monitors your heart rate.
These are just some of the activities young people can experience with My World of Work Live! – a set of interactive exhibits and activities designed to bring STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and maths) to life.
My World of Work Live! is available at the Glasgow Science Centre, Inverness Digital Studio and Careers Lab, Mareel Arts Centre in Shetland and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
It's designed for young people aged between 10 and 15 as well as teachers and parents. You can go along and try any of the exhibits or take part in inspiring activities that are delivered by staff who have real life experience of industry – you can book these in advance.
At each of the My World of Work Live! venues young people will be able to:
- Experience what it’s like to work in STEM careers such as construction and space engineering
- Find out what many and varied STEM careers are out there like electronic engineering and cyber security
- Explore where STEM subjects (like maths, physics and computing) could take them
Glasgow Science Centre
Experience the magic mirror and ‘try on’ uniforms in a virtual dressing room. What will you be? A paramedic, builder or a deep sea diver?
Find out more about what’s available by visiting the Glasgow Science Centre website.
Inverness Digital Studio and Careers Lab
The Digital Studio offers a range of exciting activities and bookable group slots. A new partnership has been launched with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation allowing young people to 'Get Loopy' in a 90 minute workshop. The workshop explores how plastic objects could be redesigned and reused.
There are also six exhibits at the new Careers Lab using the latest in technology. Try our Virtual Reality headsets and see what working in construction is really like. Explore the Minecraft Careers World, Maker Space, Game Learning, 3D printing or the Creative Station where you can film your My World of Work Live! experience.
Lab Rats is an after school club for 10-15 year olds. Young people can also sign up to take part in longer term projects involving photography, video editing and film making, programming, engineering and design.
For details on how to book contact Kirsty Wright.
Mareel Arts Centre
Take part in a fun personality quiz and use the the giant infowall touch screen to explore where a career in STEM could take you. Activity sessions are also delivered throughout schools in Shetland.
Contact Emma Chittick to find out about what's available.
National Museum of Scotland
Meet the Expert and take part in a self-led careers trail through the museum. Young people will learn about the skills and subjects needed for a range of STEM jobs.
More information is available on the National Museum of Scotland website.
Resources for teachers
Activity sheets and learning resources are available to help you and your pupils get the most out of the My World of Work Live! inspiring activities.
To access the resources you need to be registered as a partner, you can then find them on the My World of Work Live! section of the partner resources page.