This afternoon, Year 3 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.
Today Year 1 and 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?
This afternoon Year 6 have been finding out about what happens underneath the ice in Antarctica. They then wrote their own poem about this. 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 there soon!
Year 1 and 2 have been designing, building and testing boats this afternoon.To try this at home, go to our Naval Architects STEM at home activity, which uses only a piece of tin foil and some coins.
This morning Reception became lighting engineers, investigating light and colours by making lanterns and exploring light and shadows in the dark den. Why not try our NUSTEM at home shadow tubes activity? This uses only a toilet roll tube, a torch (or phone) and some clingfilm.
Today, Key Stage 1 families became systems engineers. 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.
This morning Year 5 became astronomers and found out about the development of the telescope throughout history as well as about the role of women in astronomy. They discovered what stars are made from and how astronomers know this by analysing the light they produce. To find out more about astronomy and to try some activities at home, click here.
Today, Year 3 became materials scientists, testing the properties of different materials and deciding what they could be used for. Click here to find out more about what materials scientists do and for fun activities to try at home.
Today Year 5 came into our Think Lab at Northumbria University to become cryptographers. This involved encrypting and decrypting messages and discovering how this keeps us safe online.
For more information about careers which use cryptography, activities you can try at home and a secret message to decode from NUSTEM, click here.