Entries by Joe Shimwell

#2 Look Up!

Meet Rocket, a young scientist with her heart set on the stars! We welcomed back many of our families for the second Me, You and Science Too story: Look Up! The story is about a young girl who spends her days dreaming of the stars and sharing her passion with anyone she meets. After the […]

First Light in a Dark Room

The images above have been nine months in the making. That’s precisely the amount of time needed to: Talk to research scientist Paul about CACOON, permafrost and the Arctic Find a local artist, meet with them and explain the project Prototype a camera that we can use in schools workshop to model permafrost melt using […]

#1 Violet the Pilot

Meet Violet Van Winkle, an extraordinary engineer and pilot! In our first MYST session over 60 families from the school joined us to read Violet the Pilot. The story is about a young girl with a gift for engineering, who uses her creativity and hard work to build flying machines. If you’d like to get […]

@NUSTEMxmas: our festive, robotic, IoT glockenspiel

Every now and then, we (Jonathan and Joe) get an idea stuck in our heads. It’s usually a ridiculous idea, an idea that should never see the light of day. But then, one of us says it out loud… We’d like to introduce you to the NUSTEM IoT Festive Glockenspiel™. Whilst you pick your jaw […]

Primary Science Coordinators’ Forum #3.1

Part of NUSTEM’s offer to primary schools in the north east is our Primary Science Coordinators’ Forum. Each half term, science leaders from primary schools across the area come to our Think Lab at Northumbria University for two hours of skills sharing, networking and high-quality STEM CPD. We’re in our third year of sessions, and it’s […]

Family Space Explorers

We’re always looking for new ways to engage different audiences, and this winter our Family Space Explorers project is doing just that. Funded by the UK Space Agency, we’re engaging young children and their families with space science through STEM story workshops and hands-on activities in libraries across the north east. Why families? As a […]

Sci-Pop @ The Forum Wallsend

Seven members of Think Physics crew descended on The Forum Shopping Centre, Wallsend yesterday for our second Science Pop-up Shop. Families of children from local schools were invited to join us for a day of science based activities. Over the course of the day we saw over 100 families – thanks for coming along. We handled meteorites, […]

Pelton Community Centre

It’s been a  busy afternoon at Pelton Community Centre – we’ve been exploring the universe! We’ve played with plasma, indulged in a little infra-red photography and charged ourselves with the Van de Graaff generator. Take a look at the galleries below if you want to see some of the photos! If you’re interested in finding […]