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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.

 

Simulating air flow in a tornado
The dramatic setting in the hangar
This is the structure of DNA
Different designs for butterflies made from paper
Different designs for butterflies made from paper
A battery powered vehicle
A battery powered vehicle
A battery powered vehicle
Computer programing in Animatronics
Computer programing in Animatronics
Computer programing in Animatronics
Learning about satellites and building a model
Modelling the water cycle
Modelling the water cycle
Meet the Medics - investigating basic physiology
Meet the Medics - investigating basic physiology
Electrical circuits - building a "Jitterbug"
Jet (balloon)-powered cars
Knex Challenge - the structure of bridges
Isolating DNA from strawberries
Isolating DNA from strawberries
Isolating DNA from strawberries
Isolating DNA from strawberries
Rigid structures made from rolled paper
Rigid structures made from rolled paper
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