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.
This 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.
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.
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.
Big thanks for having us over this afternoon, it’s always a pleasure. Today:
- Year 2 explored meteorites. Remind yourselves of the rocks you held and explore crates from the comfort of your sofa at our meteorites activity page.
- Year 6 looked at medical physics. We’ve a page of pictures and videos to take your further.
Enjoy exploring those links, and we’ll see you again soon!
Joe 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.
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.
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.
What a busy morning Miss Common’s Year 1 class have had. We’ve been exploring floating and sinking with a little help from the youngest Billy Goats Gruff.
We’ve designed, tested, taken measurements and redesigned to ensure that the goat made it safely across the river.
You can find out all about our workshop by clicking Goat on a Boat.