Science (under development - launching 2012/13)
Science at the Heart of Manufacturing and ResearchScience lies at the heart of many careers. An understanding of science, with good scientific qualifications from school can help children develop careers in medicine, high technology industries, research and development, aerospace, crime scene investigation and wide variety of other industries, including even being an astronaut !
Much has been written in the media recently about the decline of science in schools and universities and how it has impacted British industry and research. As we look to rebuild the UK economy and lift it out of recession, manufacturing and technology is increasingly seen as an area where we need more skilled people, especially in the so-called STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Inspiring Young PeopleScience when it is well taught and properly understood is a complete wonderland for children and can be the most inspiring part of school. Understanding the natural world, how things work, why dinosaurs became extinct and how a rocket gets to the moon have all captured the imagination of young people and inspired them to go into careers in science and technology. Without science we wouldn't have the jet engine, the microchip, modern pharmaceuticals to fight diseases, biotechnology or the iPhone.
Getting the Basics Early in LifeBut many children are rejecting science as a career path, seeing it as too hard to understand, a perception that has been reinforced in recent years by the media describing science as amongst the "hard subjects" that make getting a degree more difficult, encouraging children to opt for "easier" subject degrees. Yet this is often because children have not understood the science basics at primary school and quickly lose interest as more complex science becomes difficult without that basic understanding
Many Primary Schools do not have a specialist science teacher on their staff. But inspiring children to become interested and excited about science and technology requires an early grasp of scientific principles and the early development of both basic science understanding and an enquiring mind.
New - Science from EBS in 2012 - delayed until Summer 2013At EBS we believe that having specialist science teachers available every evening at homework time and regular termly tests to check progress and encourage an interest in science will help encourage the next generation of young scientists to develop their enthusiasm and curiosity.
We want to help open up a whole world of opportunity for them and make our contribution to regenerating the science base of the UK, whilst helping children discover science and build successful careers in the future.
Our own Managing Director here at EBS is a Chartered Scientist himself and is personally leading the development of our new EBS Science products. Our development team has been working hard getting the programme ready but the development is taking longer than we had planned. As a result our target is now to launch Primary School EBS Science during the Summer of 2012, ready for the 2012/13 school year and have Secondary School EBS Science right up to GCSE ready from National Science & Engineering Week 2013 in March 2013.
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