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Kicking off Summer of STEM Week 3

Published: Aug 17, 2020 2 min read


Make up a dance routine, design your own sports kit and tell us how you’d improve the features of a bicycle! It’s week 3 of Summer of STEM and the focus is on sport and keeping active.

Summer of STEM offers themed activities for the summer, for families with children from primary up to 14 years of age. 

This week, from Monday 17th August, we’re asking questions such as “Why wouldn’t you use a bowling ball to play tennis or a ping pong ball for netball?” and exploring the buoyancy of fruit to help us understand how wetsuits work.

We’ve also teamed up with Everton (FC) in the Community to explore what happens to your heart rate as you exercise. They have created a resource that’ll have you doing squats, push-ups and more, and then measuring your heart rate to see the effects.

Everton in the Community logo

Summer of STEM week 3 also ties in nicely with Mission X, a programme of exercise and STEM activities that help you train like an astronaut. There you can learn to spacewalk, take part in crew strength training and more!

Download week 3's resources here and, if you haven't already, take a look back at week 1's ocean activities and week 2's space-themed activities.

All Summer of STEM activities are available in one place on our home learning page. We hope you enjoy them! Let us know how you get on with photos and videos, using the hashtag #scienceathome on Twitter or Instagram.