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.
•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:
Students work in teams to make a prototype parachute which can land a delicate payload onto the surface of another planetary body.
An activity from Practical Action, which involves designing packaging to protect soft food during transportation from field to market
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
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.
Is a wind turbine always the best option for reducing our carbon footprint? This Maths based activity enables students to delve deeper into the way wind turbines function and what are the optimum conditions for elecricity generation (Maths)
Whole day STEM workshops
Beat the Flood:
This Practical Action activity challenges teams to design, make and test a model home which can withstand flooding.
A robotics challenge using Lego Mindstorms. Students learn to build and programme a robotic vehicle which must overcome a series of obstacles during the final presentation session
Chemistry at Work:
Through interactive presentations by our sessions leaders and STEM Ambassadors, chemistry will be explained in an easily understandable way.
Talk to us if you are planning a STEM Day for your Y7 - Y10 students and we will work with you to come up with a programme for the day. This could include incorporating other activities that you are running or booking.