Year 5 STEM Workshop
Mrs McGivern, Assistant Director of Science sent us this report:
“On 10 March Invicta's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) team welcomed 35 Year 5 students to the Science Department. The event was based around modes of transport and the impact that people in STEM careers will have on transport in the future. In the morning students explored different methods of building rockets, and tested these in teams to see which shapes were able to travel the furthest.
In the 'Straw Boat' challenge, students worked together to create the most buoyant boats, competing to see which ones could transport the heaviest load. The wining boat held 130g held by 20 straws! The 'Egg Drop' challenge really brought out the competitive edge in the students, who designed some very weird and wonderful contraptions and parachutes to protect a precious cargo - a raw egg!
The STEM team were really pleased with how the primary students worked together in groups to plan, create and adapt their designs, and their excellent attitude to future study and careers across the STEM subjects."
A big thank you to the Science Department for hosting the day especially Mrs McGivern, Dr Crouch, Dr Millgate and Miss Puttock.