LETTING OFF STEAM
STEAM is an acronym meaning that all the letters of the word stand for a different subject area, these subjects are Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.
Here at the STEM Discovery Centre we love to combine all these subjects into resources where you ‘let off STEAM’ and explore your creative side.
A fun drawing project that changes depending on your viewing angle.
Have a blast whilst creating your very own colourful designs.
In these resources we will be providing an explanation of the process and science involved in the Mars surface analysis, using
terms and curriculum links suitable for a KS2 audience.
EXOMARS: NEXT STEPS
A range of teaching resources focussed on the ExoMars Mission.
MAGNETISM AND FORCES COLLECTION
Our first collection looks at practical investigations into the power of magnetism and forces. Try out as many or as few as you would like before or after visiting us.
An investigation into magnetic attraction.
An investigation into the science of magnetic attraction, including a maths activity to find the angles and lengths required to make a frame for your magnetic dancer.
MAKE A COMPASS
A simple introduction to north and south poles and understanding how the Earth is like a giant magnet.
An investigation into frictional forces and methods of overcoming them, exploring air resistance, water resistance and friction.
A practical activity to show how to make a magnet using electricity.
A creative activity that uses a “magnetic wand” to move animals crafted from card around.
An investigation into forces, especially the 2nd Law of Motion.
MAGNETIC FIELD PICTURES
A creative activity designed to further explore magnetic fields. This also makes a fantastic wall display.
Our second collection is a series of practical activities that can all be done with paper.
The paper banger is a “bang producer” made of paper. It is easy to fold from a sheet of paper.
HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM
This guide is going to help you to create a “map” of the planets in the solar system.
PAPER GYROSCOPE FLYER
An astonishing flying cylinder that uses the principles of a gyroscope to fly incredible distances. Requiring nothing but paper.
Create your very own Fibonacci Spiral
Create your own paper spinner and investigate how fast they fall when different variables.
PAPER SPINNER (PART 2)
Further investigate your homemade paper spinner.
Seasonal science experiments throughout the year – fun and creative science activities
Making seed bombs is an easy and fun way to garden and brighten the landscape of your neighbourhood.
Also called eco-graffiti – making living, breathing graffiti has become an exciting new trend.
GREENHOUSE IN A BAG
Create a miniature greenhouse in your at home. Watch your seeds sprout and grow.
Create your very own lava lamp.
DANCING STICK MAN
Watch your very own doodle come to life with water.
A fun and simple skittles science activity and experiment that kids love!
Learn how to extract DNA from a Strawberry.
RED RAINBOW CABBAGE
This colourful project allows students to see the cabbage plants inner workings by colouring the path in which the water travels.
SUPER COOL EXPERIMENT
Learn how making super-cooled water allows you to make ice in an instant.