Today NUSTEM visited Reception class to investigate robots and simple coding. Reception children all got a game and instructions sheet to bring home. More information about the game and other activities can be found on our Robot Coding STEM at home page.
This afternoon Reception class investigated magnets and made a magnetic game. If you would like to try some STEM activities at home, go to https://nustem.uk/stem-at-home/
This afternoon Year 3 became geologists and investigated meteorites. If you would like to try some STEM activities at home, go to https://nustem.uk/stem-at-home/
Today Nursery children became Glaciologists and investigated melting ice. Why not try our NUSTEM melting ice activity at home? All you need is some ice cubes and bowls to put them in.
This afternoon Key Stage 1 families became systems engineers and deigned, built, tested and improved marble runs to see if they could make the marbles roll for longer and longer times. To find out more about systems engineers and to discover ideas you can try at home, click here.
Today Year 3 became geologists and investigated real meteors which are rocks from outer space! To find out more about what a geologist does, click here.
Year 5 found out about different careers available in hospital other than doctors and nurses, and discovered how technology and physics allow us to look inside the human body. To find out more click here.
Today we took to the great outdoors to test some bubbles. We experimented with different shapes of bubble wand to see if they had any effect on the shape of the bubbles (…they didn’t). We moved on to making giant bubbles and big clusters of bubbles, appreciating their rainbows, reflections and shadows.
For more information and activities to try at home, see our page on Bubbles.
What an incredible day the Think Physics team has had at Carville Primary!
I spent the morning exploring meteorites with Year 1 and Year 4/5. We held meteorites that were about 4.57 billion years old! Find out more about what we did here.
In the afternoon, Year 5/6 explored their universe. A journey that took them from the very (very) big to the unimaginably small and from the Sun to the Moon and back again. We used an infrared camera to see through solid objects and tested out a particle accelerator which was a hair-raising experience for some!