Self-Driving Cars Debate Kit – Evaluation Report

The Self-Driving Cars Debate Kit was funded by the Institute of Physics, the Royal Institution, and Lloyd’s Register Foundation. It was produced alongside the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone, in partnership with the 2019 RI CHRISTMAS LECTURES series: Secrets and lies?

The Self-Driving Cars Debate Kit asks the question: Should our town centre be for self-driving cars only?

Through our evaluation we have learnt:

  • We estimate that at least 515 Debate Kits have been used with students.
  • Teachers valued the Debate Kit. Teachers report that the Kit has encouraged debate and respect for each other’s opinions. Teachers value the way in which the Kit “puts STEM learning in a real-life context”.
  • Kits have been used across a range of age groups from KS2 to KS5, and with adult learners.
  • Reception to competitions were mixed. 21 entries were received for the KS2/3 competition to design a road sign, however no entries were received for the KS4/5 competition to report on the debate.

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Climate Warming Debate Kit

Our next Science Debate Kit, created on behalf of the RI, asks the question:

Should we ban flying for the next 10 years?

In the same year that governments around the world have severely limited international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK will host COP-26 to map out mankind’s next steps in tackling global warming.

The Kits will be dispatched from March 2021.

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Climate Warming Debate Kit

Our next Science Debate Kit, funded by the RI, asks the question:

Should we ban flying for the next 10 years?

As the Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES take an in-depth look at the Earth’s delicate systems, and how our planet keeps us alive, students can discuss how our individual decisions impact the climate. Students can explore the societal and ethical implications of science and technology through 8 thought-provoking character cards.

The Kit will be available in February 2021.

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Food Hygiene Debate Kit

Our latest Science Debate Kit, funded by e-Bug and SafeConsume, asks the question:

Is it safer to eat at home or out at a restaurant?

Covering relevant topics such as technology, physics, economics, and more; this Debate Kit helps students explore the societal, ethical, and factual issues around food safety. The Kit includes eight characters with different viewpoints to encourage a balanced discussion around the question.

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Self-Driving Cars Debate Kit

Our latest Science Debate Kit, funded by the Institute of Physics, The Royal Institution, and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, asks the question:

Should our town centre be for self-driving cars only?

Covering relevant topics such as technology, physics, economics, and more; this Debate Kit helps students explore the societal, ethical, and factual issues around AI technology. The Kit includes eight characters with different viewpoints to encourage a balanced discussion around the question.
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Posted on October 11, 2019 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

Unisex Toilets Debate Kit

Our latest science Debate Kit, funded by the Royal Institution and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, asks the question: 

Should schools make all their toilets unisex? 

Covering relevant topics such as biological sex, gender and societal expectations, this Debate Kit helps students explore what gender means to them and others. The Kit includes eight characters with different viewpoints to encourage a balanced discussion around the question, which many schools already find themselves asking.

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Privacy Debate Kit – Evaluation Report

Privacy Debate Kit Evaluation Report CoverThe Privacy Debate Kit asks the question: Should mobile phones always be listening?

The Privacy Debate Kit was funded by the Royal Institution and Lloyd’s Register Foundation. It was produced alongside the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone, in partnership with the 2017 RI CHRISTMAS LECTURES series: The language of life.

2,000 Kits were produced, and distributed from January 2018. As of September 2018, all but a handful of Kits have been distributed. Continue reading

Posted on October 26, 2018 by modjosh in Evaluation | Leave a comment

Privacy Debate Kit

Our latest science Debate Kit, funded by the Royal Institution and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, asks the question: 

Should mobile phones always be listening?

Students explore the privacy implications and benefits of our phone microphones “listening in”. 8 characters with different viewpoints encourage a balanced discussion about this technology.

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