This afternoon, Year 5 became astronomers and found out about the development of the telescope throughout history as well as about the role of women in astronomy. They discovered what stars are made from and how astronomers know this by analysing the light they produce. To find out more about astronomy and to try some activities at home, click here.
Hello Rainbird, 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:
Rainbird Primary website
Today, Year 4 became materials scientists, testing the properties of different materials and deciding what they could be used for. Click here to find out more about what materials scientists do and for fun activities to try at home.
This afternoon, Year 1 became systems engineers. 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.