Marden High School

Hello Marden! Over the next few years we hope we’ll see you often. We’ll bring you the most fascinating, surprising, and challenging things we can think of, and together we’ll explore the world around us. We’ll look at how things work, how they behave, and how you can build things that behave as you want them to.

We also hope you’ll visit us at our base, Think Lab in Northumbria University, where we can go even further in thinking like scientists and engineers.

Below, you’ll find a summary of the things we’ve done with you so far. Click around – you might just spot yourself in one of our galleries.

Marden High School website

Rollercoaster physics – 15th March 2016

Did your golf ball loop the loop, or did it crash and bounce?

This afternoon we looked briefly at some of the careers involved in designing rollercoasters, built our own test track, and used data loggers to measure how fast the ball was travelling as it went round the roller coaster.

For more information about rollercoasters, and a couple of fun rollercoaster games, have a look at our rollercoaster page.


Year 11 Careers Day – 26th January 2016

Get in… the QR code and link worked!!!

It was great having the opportunity to work with you today and discuss opportunities after year 11 using physics and STEM.  I hope you consider these areas and if you would like further information or support, please contact Think Physics or leave a comment below.

The presentation I showed you (and available below) is packed with videos showing what is currently happening and future ideas.  All require people who have STEM skills and the academic understanding of STEM, which can be linked to a variety of roles including research, development, design, production, marketing and promotion to name but a small few.

Good luck with your upcoming exams, the team and I wish you every success!


15th July: Light Wall

Big thanks to Year 9 for their enthusiasm this morning, sculpting with light. Here’s what it looked like – we’ll try to pull a short video together of the finished wall too.