These fantastic workshops allow students to find out how things are made, how they work and how they are controlled.
Investigating machines such as cars, traffic lights, instruments, parking sensors, lighthouses makes students think about the man-made world around them and how it works. The Crumble controller is easily programmable using its own block-based coding system. It connects to motors, servos, sensors and lights (sparkles!) so that pupils learn not only about coding but how it connects to physical systems. Pupils learn about connecting circuits and electricity, alongside coding and engineering. These are great hands-on learning days where pupils can be creative and investigate whilst learning.
We use our workshops to develop a desire to learn about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and how it is used in everyday life. Alongside this we know that by taking part in STEM activities students develop other skills such as team working, communication, problem-solving, resilience and much more.
They are versatile, engaging and all link the curriculum and fulfil OFSTED criteria
Computing. Use computational thinking to design, write and debug programs to control physical systems. Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs, use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct
errors in algorithms and programs
Literacy. Working in groups, expressing opinions and hypothesising. Using correct technical language
Maths. Programming robots; measuring, shapes, perimeters, turns and angles of rotation, coordinates
Science. looking at the humanlyconstructed world. Construct a simple circuit, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
D & T. understand and use electrical systems for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors. Apply
their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.
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The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||07 October 2019|
|Last modified||02 September 2020|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||STEM Clubs, Computing, Computer Systems, Effective use of tools, Programming, Design & Development, Impact of technology, Algorithmic Thinking, Data & Information, Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Design for society and the environment, Design skills, Electronics, programming and control, Engineering, Mathematics, Personal development, Science, Physics, Working scientifically, Earth science, Practical work, Techniques and procedures, Enquiries and investigations, Demonstrations|
|Age||5-7, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||A day|
Teachers can apply for a STEM E&E grant of up to £500 from the Royal Institiution. Grants are awarded on a yearly or twice-yearly basis. Other organisations also provide funded opportunities. Contact us for more information.
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