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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Crest Award funding

We have been successful in applying for a grant to fund the completion of a CREST Award through Jr. STEM club. CREST is the British Science Association's scheme for STEM project work, that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers. The proje ..

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Time to relax at Jr. STEM club

This weeks theme was ‘stress’ and the session started with common factors that trigger stress and some methods of combatting it. Students were given a range of things to make including glitter calming jars, stress balls, fluorescent putty, lava lamps and mini zen  ..

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Jr. STEM Club Marble Run

This week at Jr. STEM club students were exploring the topic of energy. The session started with a classic demo called the ‘screaming jelly baby’ to highlight how energy can be stored and transferred. Students were then given the challenge to build and test a run  ..

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Where do Venus Fly Traps come from?

Where do Venus Fly Traps come from? What conditions do these carnivorous plants like? How do they work? What triggers them to close up? Are they triggered by rain or wind? These were just some of the questions posed at our recent Jr STEM club. The students were set a cha ..

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