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SETPOINT Hertfordshire KS3 STEM outreach activities:

 

Following a review of our secondary STEM outreach activities, we are delighted to announce our new and improved hands-on programme.

 

The Benefits

 

•All our activities provide a valuable opportunity for your students to apply their factual and knowledge-based STEM learning in hands-on challenges within a real-world context

 

•We can help you develop your students’ STEM knowledge into a deeper, more long-lasting understanding

 

•Students are encouraged to reflect upon the employability skills which they have developed in engaging with our activities (see below)

 

•All activities are delivered by our experienced leaders, offering you the opportunity to appreciate the skills of your students through observation and interaction with them

 

•All events are supported by STEM Ambassadors, allowing your students to engage with them in a relaxed, informal environment and gain insight into potential career opportunities in STEM

 

•We provide resources and equipment, and both set up and clear away the activity, saving you time

 

We offer three separate formats for a day:

 

1.Whole day of STEM workshops, all of which offer students the opportunity to gain a CREST Discovery Award.

 

2.STEM Experience days comprise of 2 separate 2-hour STEM challenges plus an optional ‘meet the STEM ambassadors’ session, where students learn about the educational and career background of the STEM Ambassadors supporting the day.

 

 

STEM Experience days      Choose 2 from the following 2.5 hour hands-on activities:

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  • Eggspress Delivery: 

Students work in teams to make a prototype parachute which can land a delicate payload onto the surface of another planetary body.

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  • Squashed Tomatoes: 

An activity from Practical Action, which involves designing packaging to protect soft food during transportation from field to market

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  • Think Smart-Drink Smart: 

How would you go about designing and marketing a new soft drink? Students use the smart material Plastazote to make a promotional item whilst learning about the marketing side of a consumer product launch

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  • Sweet Solutions:

There’s a problem with the fizzy sweets of a well-known manufacturer, so teams of student ‘food chemists’ must carry out experiments to investigate and make recommendations to the manufacturer on how to solve the problem.

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