Mission To Mars Challenge

On Tuesday 19th June AGGS were part of a group of schools that send a kinder egg container 34,372 meters (34 kilometres) into the upper layers of the atmosphere.

Our egg contained yeast on which we will be carrying out food science investigations when it is returned to school.

We were able to track the giant helium balloon that carried all of the schools tests as it ascended then descended (and was tracked down due to it’s GPS tracker).

Tomorrows Engineers

Tomorrows Engineers worked with our STEM club cohort to think about energy and energy uses.
They then built and tested electric buggys using a rechargeable capacitor.
The buggys were then set a challenge to use data they had collected to determine the voltage needed to travel a set given distance.
Year 7 and 8 really enjoyed the activity, and learnt a lot about what engineering is, and the range of careers that require different types of engineers.

STEM Ambassador

Friday saw our first STEM ambassador visit. Natalie Brock is a structural engineer and came to talk to our structures group about why a career in engineering might suit them, and how structural engineering and problem solving go hand in hand.
Thank you for your visit, Natalie!

Female STEM Pioneer Poster Competition

 

How much do you know about female STEM pioneers?
Have you been inspired by a female scientist?
Could you help inspire others?

Produce a poster about a female STEM pioneer – No bigger that A3 size.
Research what they did, how they did it and how it’s impacted on peoples lives.
Entries to Mrs Hulme, Deadline – End of term