STEM Week Activities
Ms Laxton – STEM Co–coordinator sent us this report:
“Year 7 were involved in a day of STEM activities on Wednesday, 2 March. In the morning, students took part in two Science and two Mathematics workshops. Activities included students working out how many ping pong balls it would take to fill a room and how much lipstick would you need to paint a room! They also had a chance to make rockets, straw boats and learn about the Invicta bees.
After break, students took part in a range of different workshops run by our STEM Ambassadors and outside companies. Presenters from a range of different industries gave a number of lectures: Telecommunications with BT, Pharmacy, Accountancy with representatives from SCOR SE, Systems Engineering, Archaeology, Drones and Tomorrow’s Engineers. The students also had the opportunity to participate in an amazing display given by Xtreme Falconry. This involved five different birds in the School Hall. Students had the chance to ask some probing questions about adaptations, falconry, and predation during the session.
Later, as part of STEM month, students had the opportunity to take part in a rat dissection.
In the afternoon, the Physics Department from Kent University ran a session on Cool Physics! This was an interactive show with students engaging with liquid nitrogen and seeing the effects of this substance on inorganic and organic matter.
The students in Year 7 had a really engaging and education experience which allowed them to see some different careers within STEM subjects. They asked some fabulous questions throughout the day.”
We would like to thank Ms Laxton and her team for all the hard work and effort in the preparation and delivery of these events and all the STEM events that are taking place at Invicta during STEM month.