Today Year 1 children became materials scientists and investigated materials using weight, electricity and magnets. On Friday, Year 2 will be doing this too. Why not investigate how strong the materials in your home are by trying our NUSTEM at home Bridge Building activity?
Today NUSTEM have been in Nursery class to investigate bubbles. For a no mess way to investigate bubbles at home, go to our NUSTEM at home bubbles page.
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 is was time for Year 4/5 to become mechanical engineers to investigate marble runs and forces. To create your own marble run or watch the chain reaction machine video again, visit out STEM at home Marble Runs page.
It is great to be back face to face in New Delaval! On Monday Year 6 became mechanical engineers and built marble runs and on Friday Year 4 are becoming mechanical engineers too. 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 NUSTEM visited Year 2 via Teams to help the children build a wormery and find out more about worms.
Year 2 children brought home a leaflet showing you how to build a wormery at home.
If you want to know what to do with your wormery next and for stories, interviews, activities and more information about worms, click here.
This afternoon, Year 6 became environmental planners and used maps to discover how finding out about the past can help us to predict the future. To find out more about environmental planners, click here. Year 6 also looked at maps to see how Blyth has changed over the last two centuries. To have a look at similar historical maps, follow this link:
After school, 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.
This afternoon Year 5 became astronomers and found out about the development of the telescope throughout history and women in astronomy. They also discovered what stars are made from and how astronomers know this by analysing the light from the stars. To find out more about astronomy and to try some activities at home, click here.
Today Year 2 became botanists and investigated Venus Fly Traps using magnifying glasses and digital microscopes. To find out more about botany, click here.
After that, Year 4 became materials scientists, testing the properties of different materials and deciding what they could be used for. Click here to find out what materials scientists do and for some fun activities you can do at home.
Today 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.