Tuesday 22nd November Year 6 Underneath the Ice

Year 6 visited Thinklab at Northumbria University and became ice core scientists. They travelled to the Antarctic and discovered what we can find out about the past from air bubbles trapped in the ice. The children used this as inspiration to write their own poetry. To find out more about the Antarctic and to see the completed poems, visit our Underneath the Ice page.

Wednesday 18th May Year 6 Mechanical Engineers and Y1 Materials Scientists

Today NUSTEM were finally back at Esh Winning, face to face! This morning Year 6 became mechanical engineers and investigated marble runs. To make your own marble run at home visit our Marble Run STEM at home page. This afternoon Year 1 became materials scientists and experimented with a variety of materials. To investigate the best materials to build bridges go to our Bridge Building STEM at home page.

Wednesday 30th March Year 1 materials scientists and Year 6 Mechanical Engineers

materialsThis morning, Year 1 became materials scientists, testing a variety of materials for their different properties and finding uses for them. We have a couple of  activities that you might want to try that use materials you would find in your home.

Bridge building challenge– use card, pens, rulers- whatever you can find to build a the strongest bridge

Build a nest – can you use materials from around your home to build a nest that will keep an egg safe?

This afternoon, Year 6 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.

Tuesday 15th October Reception Bubbles, Year 1 Systems Engineers, KS1 Family Systems Engineers

This morning, Reception children had fun with bubbles and predicted what would happen if they blew bubbles with different shaped wands. Click here for more bubble information and activities.

This afternoon, Year 1 became systems engineers, and so did KS1 families after school. 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.


30th November: Magnets, Geology and Medical Physics

The reception children were exploring magnets today. Find out more about what they did by clicking here.

Year 4 were Geologists and were observing and testing meteorites (rocks from space). Find out more about the work geologists do here.

Year 5 had a medical physics workshop and discovered how physics and technology can be used to look inside the human body. Click here to find out more about medical physicists.

30th January: Meteorites and Medical Physics and More, oh my!

Big thanks for having us over this afternoon, it’s always a pleasure. Today:

Enjoy exploring those links, and we’ll see you again soon!

May 12: Volcanoes

04. Lavaflow_sampling_2Joe has been in today investigating volcanoes with Mr Butler’s class.

For a reminder of what you studied, and some activities to continue your exploring at home, see our Volcano Workshop page.

February 22: Magnets

Joe has been in today investigating magnets with Reception.

You’ll now know the types of materials that magnets stick to and you’ll have explored the classroom for magnetic objects. You’ll also have used lots of different types of magnets and have brought home a Think Physics fridge magnet!

For a reminder of what you did, see our magnets activity page.

16 October: Bubbles and Botany

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Today I’ve been busy at Esh Winning Primary School.

This morning began with an exploration of bubbles with Reception. Find out what we did by clicking here.

This afternoon Y3 became brilliant botanists and you can find out all about it by clicking here.

We’ll be back at Esh Winning soon!

1st July: Explore Your Universe

Today we’ve been exploring the universe at Esh Winning school. The Year 6s have taken a journey from atoms to astrophysics from the comfort of their school hall. You can see some of our infra-red selfies below!

Find out more about Explore Your Universe.

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