Varndean Women in STEM

Varndean Women in STEM, the STEM dept at Varndean college invited us to an enrichment opportunity yesterday. The aim of the day was to reach out to girls who are perhaps drawn more towards other subjects, but who could be incredibly successful at STEM subjects. Our physic ..

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CREST award update

Following our amazing visit from handmade cosmetic specialists 'Lush' it was time for students to start their own bath bomb project. Week one - students were given the brief and set the challenge of making their own bath bomb. In small teams, they researched what ingredi ..

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Lush launch CREST ‘Bath bomb challenge’ award

It was an exciting week at jr. STEM club as we had an amazing visit from one of the leading companies in handmade cosmetics. Staff from our local ‘Lush’ store in Brighton came in to talk to students about the company, its ethos and how they make their products. Th ..

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Madagascan hissing cockroaches arrive in lab 29

This week at Jr. STEM club students were given the task of finding out about these fascinating insects. Each group were given just an image of the cockroach and had to find out lots of useful information such as their common and scientific name, what they eat/drink, how long  ..

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Classic Egg Drop Challenge

This week at Jr. STEM it was the classic egg drop challenge. Making full use of our lab on the second floor meant the eggs had to survive a 9m drop. Students worked in small teams with limited resources and a strict time frame to construct their containers/parachute. We h ..

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