Tuesday 12th and Friday 15th July KS1 Materials Scientists

materialsToday 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?

Wednesday 4th May Reception Robots and Year 4/5 Mechanical Engineers

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.

Monday 25th April Year 6 Mechanical Engineers and Friday 29th April Year 4 Mechanical Engineers

Marble Run Close UpIt 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.

Building a wormery with Year 2

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.

Tuesday 26th November Year 6 Environmental Planners and Wind Turbine Engineers Family workshop

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.

Monday 18th November Year 5 Astronomers

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.

8th November 2019 Year 2 Botanists and Year 4 Materials Scientists

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.

Wednesday 2nd October Reception Bubbles

What shape are the bubbles?

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.