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.
Hello Chopwell, 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 Chopwell is part of the Exploring Extreme Environments project, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
This afternoon Year 3 and 4 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.
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.