30th June Year 3 Geologists

Today  Year 3 became geologists and investigate meteorites – rocks from space!. For more activities to try at home, go to our meteor crater activity.

29th June Year 1 Naval Architects

Today Year 1 became naval architects and designed and made boats. To try our activity at home using a piece of tin foil and some coins, go to our NUSTEM at home foil boats page.

Thursday 16th June Year 2 Materials Scientists


Today Year 2 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?

Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th May 2022 Y6 Underneath the Ice

On Monday and Tuesday the Year 6 children found out and wrote poem about being underneath the ice in Antarctica. To Find out more and read some poems by children in other schools, visit our Underneath the Ice website page. You may even find their poems on the website soon!

24th January Year 2 Systems Engineers

This afternoon the Year 2 classes became systems engineers. They planned, created, tested and improved marble run. To find ways to be a systems engineer at home, visit our Systems Engineer webpage.

Wednesday 12th January 2022 EYFS Glaciologists

Today Nursery and Reception 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.

Tuesday 11th February Key Stage 2 Family Wind Turbine Engineers

After school today, KS2 families became wind turbine engineers, designing the blades for wind turbines and testing them to see which shape would turn the turbine the quickest. Click here for more information and activities.

Wednesday 29th January Year 5 Underneath the Ice Session 2

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.

Tuesday 21st January 2020 Year 5 Underneath the Ice

Today Year 5 became Antarctic explorers and found out what it would be like to visit the Princess Elizabeth Research Station at the South Pole. They found out how scientists use the secrets trapped inside ice cores to tell them what happened in the past and to predict what will happen in the future. Year 5 also read and analysed a poem written especially for this workshop by poet Katrina Porteus and discovered how we can use poetry to communicate scientific facts. Click here to find out more.

Tuesday 3rd December Reception Family Space Explorers

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.