Wednesday 5th October Year 4 Geologists

Iron meteorite from Chaco, Argentina. One of the ‘Campo del Cielo’ fragments first found in 1576.

This afternoon Year 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.

NUSTEM at Byker Primary School 2022 – 2023

NUSTEM is an outreach group based at Northumbria University. We believe that STEM should be accessible to everyone, for study and for pleasure, from early years, through school, to employment, and beyond. We support children, families and teachers to feel more confident that a career in STEM is for ‘people like them’.

Your child or children have been using one of our NUSTEM loans boxes in class. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities.  While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.

This term, children in Key Stage 2 have been using our Electricity loans box. For more information about the loans boxes, STEM careers and activities to try at home, visit our  and our Electricity loans box page.

17th June Year 2 Systems Engineers

Today Year 2 became systems engineers and built amazing marble runs. Visit our NUSTEM at home marble run page to find out how to build a marble run at home using cardboard and tape.

9th June Year 1 Systems Engineers

Today Year 1 became systems engineers and built amazing marble runs this morning. Visit our NUSTEM at home marble run page to find out how to build a marble run at home using cardboard and tape.

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th April Year 4 Mechanical Engineers

This afternoon, Year 4 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.

Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March Year 4 Geologists

Iron meteorite from Chaco, Argentina. One of the ‘Campo del Cielo’ fragments first found in 1576.

On Monday and Tuesday afternoon, Year 4  became geologists and investigated meteorites. If you would like to try some STEM activities at home, go to https://nustem.uk/stem-at-home/

Friday 21st January Year 2 Materials Scientists

Today is was Year 2 children who became materials scientists and investigated materials using weight, electricity and magnets. Why not investigate how strong the materials in your home are by trying our NUSTEM at home Bridge Building activity?

Thursday 13th January 2022 Year 1 Material Scientists

Today Year 1 children became materials scientists and investigated materials using weight, electricity and magnets. Why not investigate how strong the materials in your home are by trying our NUSTEM at home Bridge Building activity?

29th November Reception Glaciologists

Credit NASA Image

This morning all of the Reception children became Glaciologists and investigated melting ice. Why not try our NUSTEM melting ice activity at home?

Friday 28th February Reception Space Explorers

This afternoon, Reception children 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.