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Science and Engineering workshop at Duxford

Science and Engineering workshop at Duxford

 

The Aerospace hangar at IWM Duxford was the dramatic setting for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) mega-workshop which was attended by everyone in classes 3, 4 and 5. Over twenty individual activities were organised and run by scientists based in and around Cambridge. The day started with a lecture/demonstration about the make-up of the air around us, and of course, through which aeroplanes fly.

Then we split into small groups for the hands-on activities. Everyone had a chance to do two different ones from the huge range available. Have a look at the photos to see some of the things we did.

We had a picnic lunch outside at the museum and then had some time to explore the exhibits before catching the coach back at the end of the day.

 

Picture 1 Simulating air flow in a tornado
Picture 2 The dramatic setting in the hangar
Picture 3 This is the structure of DNA
Picture 4 Different designs for butterflies made from paper
Picture 5 Different designs for butterflies made from paper
Picture 6 A battery powered vehicle
Picture 7 A battery powered vehicle
Picture 8 A battery powered vehicle
Picture 9 Computer programing in Animatronics
Picture 10 Computer programing in Animatronics
Picture 11 Computer programing in Animatronics
Picture 12 Learning about satellites and building a model
Picture 13 Modelling the water cycle
Picture 14 Modelling the water cycle
Picture 15 Meet the Medics - investigating basic physiology
Picture 16 Meet the Medics - investigating basic physiology
Picture 17 Electrical circuits - building a "Jitterbug"
Picture 18 Jet (balloon)-powered cars
Picture 19 Knex Challenge - the structure of bridges
Picture 20 Isolating DNA from strawberries
Picture 21 Isolating DNA from strawberries
Picture 22 Isolating DNA from strawberries
Picture 23 Isolating DNA from strawberries
Picture 24 Rigid structures made from rolled paper
Picture 25 Rigid structures made from rolled paper
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