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.
Hello Cheviot, 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.
Our work with Cheviot is part of the Exploring Extreme Environments project, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
As part of their prize for winning the cress growing competition, Year 2 became systems engineers and built amazing marble runs this morning. Visit our NUSTEM at home marble run page to find out how to build a marble run at home using cardboard and tape.
This week Reception and Nursery are thinking about the weather, so today we have been meteorologists, thinking about and investigating different types of weather. We have some activities you might like to do at home:
Reflective mobiles- make a sun catcher for your window sill or garden using anything shiny that you can find.
Wind socks- discover which direction the wind is blowing from and how hard it is blowing using plastic bags and empty pop bottles.
Sundials- tell the time using the sun, a pencil and a piece of card.