Ed Dyke

5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
0
Rate this resource

In this STEMNET resource, maths teacher Ed Dyke describes a STEM project undertaken by his school in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, called Rocket Day. The project was funded by the York and North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership (NYBEP). Also involved was STEM Ambassador Clive Bell, who has worked for the RAF and the Bloodhound land speed record project.

Rocket Day was a great success and helped students to see the connections between STEM subjects. It was also successful in including and engaging girls in an engineering project. Ed noticed a change in the girls as the day went on as they "began to understand that this kind of thing is for them as well."

"In the classroom, the number of A* pupils has increased and those whose grades have been boosted say they saw the value of the day and felt more motivated."

Show health and safety information

Please be aware that resources have been published on the website in the form that they were originally supplied. This means that procedures reflect general practice and standards applicable at the time resources were produced and cannot be assumed to be acceptable today. Website users are fully responsible for ensuring that any activity, including practical work, which they carry out is in accordance with current regulations related to health and safety and that an appropriate risk assessment has been carried out.

Show downloads

Published by

Actions

Share this resource