This afternoon, Key Stage 2 families worked together to design, build and test wind turbine blades to see which was most effective. For more activities to try at home, click here.
Hello Birtley East, 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:
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 that, key stage 1 families became systems engineers, planning, creating, testing and improving marble runs.
Today Year 2 became systems engineers, designing, creating. testing and improving marble runs to see how long they could get the marble to roll for. To find out more about systems engineering and to discover some fun activities to try at home, click here.
Year 5 became environmental planners and used maps to discover how finding out about the past can help us to predict the future. To find out more about environmental planners, click here. Year 6 also looked at maps to see how Birtley has changed over the last century. To have a look at a similar historical map, follow this link: Birtley East 1857