This morning, Reception children and their families took a trip to Mars with Little E the robot rover from the book “Are we nearly there yet?”. When they got there they designed the Mars landscape and built Mars rover vehicles to explore this new world. For more information about the robots in “Are we nearly there yet?”, more books about space and for activities for you to try at home, click here.
Hello Morpeth Road, 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. You might also want to check out our calendar of upcoming events:
Morpeth Road Academy website
Our work with Morpeth Road is part of the Exploring Extreme Environments project, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
Today Year 5 became poets. They read the Ice Cores poem, written especially for this workshop by Katrina Porteus and found out more about they way Katrina writes her poems. Year 5 then used the scientific knowledge they developed in the last session to write their own poems. Click here to find out more.
Today it was the turn of the second Year 5 class to explore what happens underneath the ice in the Antarctic. Click here to discover more. Later on in the afternoon, families worked together to design, build and test wind turbine blades to see which was most effective. For more activities to try at home, click here.