This week’s STEM Enthuse Partnership, welcomed Southbourne A to Bourne Community College. The children followed a theme of rockets with propulsion starting in Science with Ms Perry. The children had to explain what a rocket was and it’s uses, understand the use of a thrust and how can this be made better. The children ended up in the sunshine, where they were exploding canisters to decide on the structure and direction the rocket would go. This led onto Maths with Ms Phillips understanding the concept of speed and acceleration with reactions timers, the theme continued with Mr Ellis, in Computer Science with the Engineering concepts of computer design and laser cutting. The children had to design a 2D rocket, this was then cut out as a keyring using the laser cutter.
The children enjoyed another fun-filled afternoon at the Bourne experiencing STEM lessons. In Science they made a universal indicator by boiling red cabbage in water in which they then used to test liquids to see whether they were acid, alkaline or neutral and safe to drink. During the Maths lesson, the children used ratios to mixed squash to the tastiest concentration and in a Technology lesson they created a suspension bridge which they then attempted to cross. Mrs Ackhurst. Year 5 Teacher.
A few quotes from the students:
"We love using the bunsen burners - it's fun!"
"Crossing the bridge was awesome!"
"I liked taking part in the STEM project where we get to go to the Bourne Community College and learn about science, harder maths and computing."