Today NUSTEM were finally back at Esh Winning, face to face! This morning Year 6 became mechanical engineers and investigated marble runs. To make your own marble run at home visit our Marble Run STEM at home page. This afternoon Year 1 became materials scientists and experimented with a variety of materials. To investigate the best materials to build bridges go to our Bridge Building STEM at home page.
Hello Esh Winning, 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 morning, Year 1 became materials scientists, testing a variety of materials for their different properties and finding uses for them. We have a couple of activities that you might want to try that use materials you would find in your home.
Bridge building challenge– use card, pens, rulers- whatever you can find to build a the strongest bridge
Build a nest – can you use materials from around your home to build a nest that will keep an egg safe?
This afternoon, Year 6 became mechanical engineers and built marble runs. They investigated the forces used and tried to slow the marble down. Visit our NUSTEM at home marble run page to find out how to build a marble run at home using cardboard and tape.
This morning, Reception children had fun with bubbles and predicted what would happen if they blew bubbles with different shaped wands. Click here for more bubble information and activities.
This afternoon, Year 1 became systems engineers, and so did KS1 families after school. They designed, created. tested and improved marble runs to see how long they could get the marble to roll for. To find out more about systems engineering and to discover some fun activities to try at home, click here.