Tuesday 4th February Year 5 Astronomers and KS2 Family Wind Turbine Engineers

Today 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.

After school, KS2 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.

Thursday 9th January 2020 Year 1 Naval Architects

This morning Year 1 became naval architects and discovered how to float a goat on a boat! To find out more about what they did and for some extra activities you can try at home, click here.

Wednesday 11th December Year 5 Cryptographers

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.

Thursday 3rd October Y3 Palaeontologists

This afternoon Year 3 became palaeontologists, exploring fossils and using pollen samples to investigate how the earth’s climate has changed over millions of years . For more information and activities to try at home, click here.

7th June 2019 Y6 Medical Physics

This morning Year 6 looked inside the human body using physics and technology. To find out more about medical physics, click here.

3rd June 2019 Y5 Environmental Planners and Key Stage 2 Family Workshop

Year 5 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 5 also looked at maps to see how Walbottle has changed over the last century. To have a look at similar historical maps, follow these links:

1865 map

1921 map

After school, Key Stage 2 families became aerospace engineers and built, tested, modified and improved catapults. Click here for more information and activities to try at home.

 

19th March 2019 Year 3 Palaeontologists and Key Stage 1 Family Workshop

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Today Year 3 found out about the methods that palaeontologists use to look at the past, and discovered how this helps them to predict the future. Click here to find out more about what palaeontologists do and for more activities you can try at home.

After school, Key Stage 1 families became systems engineers, designing, creating. testing and improving 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.

7th February 2019 Year 1 Naval Architects

 This morning Year 1 became naval architects and discovered how to float a goat on a boat! To find out more about what they did and for some extra activities you can try at home, click here.