STEM workshops at w5

STEM workshops at w5
STEM workshops at w5
STEM workshops at w5
STEM workshops at w5
STEM workshops at w5
STEM workshops at w5

Some of our almost teens and teens have been reaping the benefits from the pairing of a regular STEM programme in w5 and a great organiser who we feel privileged to have in our home education group! 

The organiser lays out the how the STEM workshops operate below; 

“Building on links already established through HEDNI, we took the opportunity to explore more workshops specific to children aged 10 years and over. These included:

Generation Station – exploring energy (what it is and where it comes from); building wind turbines to race vehicles; and working together in teams.

Rollercoaster Racers – in teams, constructing the ultimate marble run rollercoaster – even I would have tried some of these roller coasters!

Forensics workshop – in lab conditions (and obligatory white coats), practising investigative science skills including observation, recording, interpreting and evaluating results while undertaking ‘crime’ investigations examining fingerprints, fibre analysis and chromatography. 

Technology Trials 2 – working in teams to design and construct a racing buggy. Of course - using fair test principles - the best part was to see whose buggy crossed the finish line first (am sure there was a bit of huffing and puffing going on!)

Look at Light 2 – exploring shadows, the colours of the rainbow and how light travels through different materials.

The Sound of Circuits (this may be one of the favourites!) - exploring how electricity could be used to make music and sound using the Ototo synthesizer. The group followed visual and verbal instructions on making their own circuit boards then even got to build their own electronic musical instrument!

We’ve signed up to three more before the end of 2018 – Explore Your Universe, Technology Trials 3 and Chemical Reactions - then hope to develop more STEM links with W5 for children aged 11 years and over.”