Tuesday 25th November Year 5 Underneath the Ice

Year 5 visited Thinklab at Northumbria University and became ice core scientists. They travelled to the Antarctic and discovered what we can find out about the past from air bubbles trapped in the ice. The children used this as inspiration to write their own poetry. To find out more about the Antarctic and to see the completed poems, visit our Underneath the Ice page.

Thursday 22nd November Year 2 Naval Architects

Today, it was the turn of Year 2 to become naval architects. They designed, built and tested their own boats.

To discover how to design, build and test a boat with tin foil, visit our STEM at Home tin foil boats page.

Another floating activity you could try is our Floating Flowers STEM at home activity.

Thursday 24th November Year 1 Naval Architects

This afternoon, Year 1 became naval architects. They designed, built and tested their own boats.

To discover how to design, build and test a boat with tin foil, visit our STEM at Home tin foil boats page.

23rd November Year 3 Geologists

Iron meteorite from Chaco, Argentina. One of the ‘Campo del Cielo’ fragments first found in 1576.

This morning Year 3 became geologists and investigated rocks from space. For more information about geologists and meteorites, visit our Geologist page.

To use objects from around your home to create your own meteorite impact craters- just like those we can see on the moon, visit our STEM at Home Impact Craters page.

Wednesday 23rd November Year 6 Wind Energy Engineers

This afternoon Year 6 visited the Thinklab here at Northumbria University. They became wind energy engineers and used origami to create wind turbine blades that unfold when in position. They then tested their wind turbines to see how efficient they were. For more information about wind energy engineers, wind turbines and for some activities you could try at home, visit our Wind Energy Engineer page.

Tuesday 22nd November Year 6 Underneath the Ice

Year 6 visited Thinklab at Northumbria University and became ice core scientists. They travelled to the Antarctic and discovered what we can find out about the past from air bubbles trapped in the ice. The children used this as inspiration to write their own poetry. To find out more about the Antarctic and to see the completed poems, visit our Underneath the Ice page.

Tuesday 22nd November Year 3 Geologists

Iron meteorite from Chaco, Argentina. One of the ‘Campo del Cielo’ fragments first found in 1576.

This afternoon Year 3 became geologists and investigated rocks from space. For more information about geologists and meteorites, visit our Geologist page.

To use objects from around your home to create your own meteorite impact craters- just like those we can see on the moon, visit our STEM at Home Impact Craters page.

Thursday 17th November Y6 Wind Energy Engineers

This afternoon Year 6 visited the Thinklab here at Northumbria University. They became wind energy engineers and used origami to create wind turbine blades that unfold when in position. They then tested their wind turbines to see how efficient they were. For more information about wind energy engineers, wind turbines and for some activities you could try at home, visit our Wind Energy Engineer page.

Wednesday 16th November Year 6 Underneath the Ice

Year 6 visited Thinklab at Northumbria University and became ice core scientists. They travelled to the Antarctic and discovered what we can find out about the past from air bubbles trapped in the ice. The children used this as inspiration to write their own poetry. To find out more about the Antarctic and to see the completed poems, visit our Underneath the Ice page.

15th November Year 1 Naval Architects

Today, Year 1 became naval architects. They designed, built and tested their own boats.

To discover how to design, build and test a boat with tin foil, visit our STEM at Home tin foil boats page.