Tuesday 12th and Friday 15th July KS1 Materials Scientists

materialsToday Year 1 children became materials scientists and investigated materials using weight, electricity and magnets. On Friday, Year 2 will be doing this too. Why not investigate how strong the materials in your home are by trying our NUSTEM at home Bridge Building activity?

7th and 14th July Year 5 Mechanical Engineers

Year 5 are becoming mechanical engineers and investigating marble runs. To make your own marble run at home visit our Marble Run STEM at home page.

NUSTEM at Kenton Bar Careers Fair

Today we have been at the Careers Fair, telling children all about the different careers they could have involving computer programming.

Younger children have been doing some simple coding using arrows to direct a robot, and may have come home with the game in the picture. For more information about how to print out and play the game, go to our STEM at home Robot Coding page.

 

Older children have been doing some cryptography and may have come home with a cipher wheel or a code key. For more information about cryptography and making your own codes at home, please go to our Cryptographer page.

 

Friday 1st July Reception Bubbles

Today Reception children have been investigating different ways to blow bubbles. Why not try our non-messy indoor bubbles at home? You only need a teaspoon of washing up liquid and sugar and a straw to blow bubbles with. Go to our STEM at home bubbles page to find out more.

30th June Year 3 Geologists

Today  Year 3 became geologists and investigate meteorites – rocks from space!. For more activities to try at home, go to our meteor crater activity.

30th June Year 1 Materials Scientists

materialsToday Year 1 children became materials scientists and investigated materials using weight, electricity and magnets. Why not investigate how strong the materials in your home are by trying our NUSTEM at home Bridge Building activity?

29th June Year 1 Naval Architects

Today Year 1 became naval architects and designed and made boats. To try our activity at home using a piece of tin foil and some coins, go to our NUSTEM at home foil boats page.

Monday 27th June Reception Robots

Today NUSTEM visited Reception class to investigate robots and simple coding. Reception children all got a game and instructions sheet to bring home. More information about the game and other activities can be found on our Robot Coding STEM at home page.

Friday 24th June STEM Fair @ New York

Today NUSTEM were at the school STEM fair, making marble runs and seed packets from recycled materials.

The seeds are to grow wildflowers, which attract bees, butterflies and other important pollinators to our gardens and open spaces.

To plant the seeds, you just need to find some soil (this could be in your garden, in a park or field or by the side of a road) tear open the corner of your packet, sprinkle the seeds then  rake over or cover with a thin layer of soil.

Pollinators are important as they carry pollen from flower to flower, making sure plants can produce fruit and seeds. This provides us with food!

To discover how another common creature, the earthworm, helps us in our gardens, fields and farms, you could visit our Make a wormery STEM at home page.

22nd and 23rd June Systems Engineers and Mechanical Engineers

Years 1,2, 4 and 5 have been using marble runs this week. Year 1 and 2 became systems engineers and investigated how to put difference pieces together to become a single marble run. Years 4 and 5 used the same equipment to become mechanical engineers and investigated how to use their knowledge of forces to solve a problem. Visit our NUSTEM at home marble run page to find out how to build a marble run at home using cardboard and tape.