Activities tagged Science
20th February 2012
At STM we run a weekly STEM Science Club for Year 7 Pupils.
We work in 2 week blocks rotating 4 themes. These consist of:
Bath bomb making (Chemistry)
Who Dunnit? (Forensics)
Water rockets (Physics)
We have also done an interactive ‘Whizz Bang Show’ to round off the club.
13th December 2009
Year 7 and 8 students complete F1 in Schools as a curriculum project.
Between Summer Half Term and October Half Term Boys and Girls attend lunchtime after school, weekend and holiday sessions to complete entries for the school competition. At the end of October Half Term the school competition identifies three teams chosen to compete at the Discovery Museum on the 1st December.
This project is extremely popular with all students and we have attendance figures between fifteen and twenty every lunchtime and teams are keen to come in on weekends to complete presentations on marketing enterprise and engineering for the team.
Students follow tutorials and guides on how to complete entries as well as act as team leaders with Primary school students filtering down knowledge and understanding of the key principles of aerodynamics propulsion velocity as well as team building communication and leadership skills.
Visits to AMAP @ Sunderland University to help develop the engineering of the car.
21st December 2011
Students were given an hour to plan and engineer a method of protecting an egg from a 4 metre fall. From this height we calculated that an average egg would be travelling at around 20 mph! suffice to say an unprotected egg would almost certainly smash.
The students had to protect their egg with the minimum amount of protection (either wrapping or parachute) necessary to survive the fall intact.
There were some novel apporoaches to protecting the eggs!
Mr Bell dropped the engineered eggs from the school office roof.
Around 1/3 of the eggs survived!
02nd October 2009
Studnets designed and made candles with gel. Fantastic practical where studnes of have to control temperature for the wax to melt. Very good links to states of matter and when made candles can be sold to make some money for the club.
19th January 2012
The STEM clubbers thoroughly enjoyed playing with cornflour and balloons to make their very own stress balls!
20th October 2011
Redmoor High School took part in the Ignition sponsored Come Alive With Science Project during National Science and Engineering Week 2011. Working alongside 2 STEM ambassadors, over 80 pupils from years 7,8 and 9 put together a dramatic performance of how the brain communicates with the eye and the ear. It was entitled ‘Can you see what I Hear: My body’s Social Network’. The performance was based on a popular social network site – ours was called ‘FaceBod’. The pupils researched the function of the eye,ear and brain, wrote scripts, designed props, designed t-shirts, rehearsed endlessly and performed to several local primary schools.
As part of this activity a small group then took their project to the East Midlands Big Bang. Because we couldn’t take all 80 pupils, the group made a scale model of the show – using jelly babies! – put together a fabulous display and were thrilled when they were voted Best Stem Club Project 2011. This really was a fun project to be involved and the pupils learnt an awful lot along the way.
14th October 2010
The club ran training sessions for Primary School teachers from local schools in preparation for their yr5 classes to come in and build Soccer Robots!!
The year 5 classes then came in, one each Tuesday for three weeks, and were taught how to build the soccer robots, with the help of 10 S3 club members. The schools were then able to take any unfinished robots and soldering equipment back with them to finish them at their own pace.
It was an extremely successsful project and we received great feedback. The S3 members were great helpers!
06th November 2011
I am thinking about designing a radio, to sue in the shower. I was originally going to build a radio that will work underwater, but radio waves do no travel clearly underwater. So my idea is now to build a sound device to use in the shower. I was think possibly a waterproof mp3 player, Or a you could connect up an ipod to some speakers insinde a waterproof container.
07th June 2011
We decided to introduce the new students again this yar to the science of model rocketry. The students were given a presentation on the aspects of the history of rocketry, they went on to discover what aspects were required to successfully build a model rocket. Over the next couple of weeks they constructed their own rockets, unfortunately due to severe weather conditions we are still waiting to launch them.
15th July 2010
“Last Thursday we took our STEM team to the Sheffield Kelham Island Museum to showcase the Tennis Ball Mortar project. Unfortunately not all of the team could attend, but those that did served them admirably.
The team were showing off their project for the Silver CREST awards and were competing in the Best CREST project competition against many other schools from the area.
This was an excellent opportunity for the pupils to see what other schools gave been up to and to ““steal”“ some ideas for their next project. More importantly though, this science fair gave pupils to best opportunity to take some ride in their work and talk to some people who real have an interest in what they have been doing and recognise the effort and hard work that completing these projects takes.
I am most glad and extremely proud to say that our pupils project The Tennis Ball Mortar was voted best project and the pupils duly praised by all involved.
Thank you Big Bang!!”