Hello Bailey Green, we’re NUSTEM. We’re based at Northumbria University, and we work across the region supporting children, families and teachers in exploring science, technology, engineering and maths. We’re particularly keen to help people recognise that careers in these STEM subjects are available to them.
On this page you’ll find a summary of the things we’ve done with your school, and links to follow-up activities you can do at home. You might also want to check out our calendar of upcoming events:
Bailey Green Primary website
This afternoon, Year 5 became astronomers and found out about the development of the telescope throughout history as well as about the role of women in astronomy. They discovered what stars are made from and how astronomers know this by analysing the light they produce. To find out more about astronomy and to try some activities at home, click here.
After school, KS2 families became wind turbine engineers, designing the blades for wind turbines and testing them to see which shape would turn the turbine the quickest. Click here for more information and activities.
This morning Reception class read “The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires. In this story the main character discovers that she can’t always get it right the first time, she need to try, try and try again.
Reception class then became engineers and built their most magnificent marble runs. They also found that things don’t always work the first time, and they had to try, try and try again. In the end they all did produce a marvellous creation.
For more activities related to marble runs to try at home, click here.