This afternoon Year 5 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.
Hello Burradon, 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.
This afternoon, Year 1 and 2 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.
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.