Over the last few weeks Success4All have been running a STEM Club every Saturday at Walker Technology College. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and their clubs allow students to gain practical, team work and leadership skills as well as opening doors to STEM based careers.
Each week the STEM club focuses on a new and exciting project for all to get involved with. The first session took place on the 4th of February where we made a giant pyramid out of wooden sticks! This was followed up with a focus on creating a water system that wouldn’t leak the following week and in the third session we looked at bridge building, which taught us about tension and forces – amazingly a combination of spaghetti and marshmallows was found to be the best structure!
This upcoming Saturday (March 4th) we’ll be looking at designing bridges again, this time using software to create them. On the 11th March as part of British Science Week 2017 there will be a STEM Maker Party at Walker Technology College, running from 10am until 2pm, the event is free for everyone but children will need to be accompanied by an adult. This event will be run by TechForLife and will involve a range of activities including using circuits to build cards with LED lights inside and we’ll be looking at Big Bang Science, the event is aimed at 4-14 year olds and you can register here. In our sixth and final week we’ll be building our own robots!!
So if you want to come to our free STEM clubs remember to come to Walker Technology College on Waverdale Avenue on Saturdays between 10:30 and 12:30 (10 – 2 on 11th March).