The Butterfly Effect is a program designed to create lasting behavior change and habit formation by providing primary school students with the knowledge and understanding they need to put sustainability at the heart of every decision they make as the consumers of the future.
By investing in future generations at an early age, we accelerate transformation. The Butterfly Effect by Jacobs inspires primary school aged students to do things better by sharing the most up-to-date science around climate change, and helping them to understand the impacts of actions they make, both positive and negative.
Using this “little and often” approach, the online programme covers all areas of the curriculum and is intended to be delivered in-school over the course of 8 weeks. The easy-to-follow themed, fully digital activities encourage fun learning, and teachers can tailor activities to suit different pupil needs with the support of a mentor. Each activity has clearly defined learning objectives and outcomes.
Minimum of 1 participant, maximum of 100 participants.
Dates and location
Online experience to be delivered by teachers in the classroom. Mentor input in person or by video link.
Launched in October 2021, this experience can be started at any stage in the school year and adapted to enhance each school's curriculum.
8 week course. Activities are short and there is only one set activity per week, lasting between 15 minutes and 1 hour.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs to help bring subjects to life.
Empowering the digital innovators of tomorrow to develop a creative tech-based solution to address the unique theme of each monthly challenge.
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