EYFS units: The Fluid Scientist
Resources and activities themed around a STEM job, to build language and understanding around the world of work.
Fluid scientists are interested in what liquids, and gases are like and how they move and behave. Liquids and gases are examples of fluids
Fluid scientists are:
Curious about what different fluids can do and how they might help us.
Observant they watch fluids carefully to see how they behave.
Resilient they try lots of tests before they find the best uses for different fluids.
Mathematics ELG: Numerical Patterns – Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity;
Understanding the World ELG: Past and Present – Talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society;
Understanding the World ELG: People, Culture and Communities – Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps;
Understanding the World ELG: The Natural World – Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.
Expressive Arts and Design ELG: Creating with Materials
– Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function;
– Share their creations, explaining the process they have used;
– Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.
We have designed these STEM focused questions to use alongside the questioning you would usually use when reading a story.
These adult led activities and provocations will support the introduction of the fluid scientist career to the children in your setting.
We have included these links to our related STEM at home activities. These could be sent out for families to try at home, or run in school at a family session.
You can download our fluid scientist poster to use in your setting.
Fluid mechanics is the study of fluids (liquids, gases, blood, and plasmas) at rest and in motion. Fluid dynamics is the study of fluids and how forces affect them. Fluid statics studies fluids at rest.
Scientists across several fields study fluid dynamics, such as scientists studying the evolution of stars, ocean currents, weather patterns, plate tectonics and blood circulation. Technological applications of fluid dynamics include rocket engines, wind turbines, oil pipelines and air conditioning systems.