Stem Projects

Create, design and invent your way into the world.

Call to action
Full or Half Day Full
Time Restricitons Limited kit availbility means we can only deliver 4 AV days over one week (2 at once)
Requested by: Schools
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) -
Crest Award Yes

Years 8-12

autonomous vehicles

With driverless cars now becoming a reality after once being consigned to the pages of science-fiction, the world needs a new wave of engineers and programmers to design, build and programme the next generation of autonomous vehicles. In this challenge, students use Lego Mindstorms and iPads to build and programme their own vehicles which they have to navigate around a city without any human interaction, eventually programming their vehicles to react to emergencies and avoid pedestrians.

Subjects covered include:
design, enterprise, programming, robotics, sensors, teamwork.

Curriculum area covered:
Computing (KS3 & KS4) Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Curriculum link:
Computing - knowledge and understanding. Computing – skills. Mathematics – number. Science - working scientifically - experimental skills. English - spoken language. English - reading and writing.

Full or Half Day Full
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: Leonardo
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award -

Years 8-9

cyber

Students are given a scenario in which a research site has been targeted by criminals. Using social engineering and decryption skills, they must gather information to help make the site which has been compromised safe.
The students are challenged to decode an encrypted message to hack into an iPad, then using information they find decide on an appropriate sensor which they must assemble. Then, using K’NEX, they will construct a system to access the site remotely. The students will then report back on all their findings and market their Cyber Engineering company to the judges.

Topics covered include:
construction, cryptology, electronic circuits social engineering.

Curriculum area covered:
Mathematics (KS3). Science (KS3). English (KS3). Design & Technology (KS3). Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Curriculum link:
Mathematics – number. Mathematics - solve problems. Mathematics - reason mathematically. Science - working scientifically. Science - experimental skills & strategies. Science - analysis & evaluation. English - reading and writing.

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: RAF
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) -
Crest Award Yes

Years 7-11

Propelled Glider

Practically exploring concepts such as aerodynamics and forces, students design and construct an aeroplane which can travel the furthest distance in the air. The plane is powered by a propeller mechanism and the fuselage is constructed out of balsa wood.

Subjects covered include: aerodynamics, incidence angle, forces, wing load calculations.

Full or Half Day Full
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: Schools
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days -
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) -
Crest Award Yes

Years 8-9

Smart Building

Energy and clean water supplies are 21st century engineering challenges. Students work in small teams of six to design and build a system to filter, collect, detect and pump collected rainwater as part of an integrated system on a new smart building. Students design and build a watertight water-collection unit, building in a filtration system. They will also need to assemble and solder an electronic water-detector and make a circuit for an electric pump to detect and then pump the water which has been collected.

Subjects covered include: electricity and circuits, forces, structures, soldering, water conservation.

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: Evening Event
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award Applied for

Years 9-11

Speaker

A project that fuses practical STEM learning with business & enterprise, on this activity students will be tasked with designing and constructing a speaker that can amplify sound produced by a mobile phone or MP3 player. In teams, students must solder the components onto an amplifier circuit board. They then must design a cabinet to house the components of the speaker; being as creative as they like but considering their target audience for the resell of the product as well as how to retain a good level of sound quality.

Subjects covered include: amplification and sound, creative design, electrical circuits, soldering

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: Schools
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) -
Crest Award Applied for

Years 7-9

Wind Turbine

Students will design and construct a wind turbine to produce the greatest amount of electricity. They will construct a gearing system, design and construct turbine blades to maximise output and create a tower to carry the turbine.

Subjects covered include: circuits and electricity, forces, renewable energy, structures.

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: -
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days -
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) -
Crest Award Applied for

Years 7-9

Marine Technology Challenge

Students will design and construct a wind turbine to produce the greatest amount of electricity. They will construct a gearing system, design and construct turbine blades to maximise output and create a tower to carry the turbine.

Full or Half Day Full
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: Schools
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days -
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) -
Crest Award Yes

Years 8-9

Sustainable Island

An island with no access to electricity or clean safe drinking water has until now been left inhabitable. This project challenges students to think like engineers and come up with a way of using sustainable energy so that people are able to live there.
To do this, teams of students must design and construct a reservoir that can store as much rainwater as possible which can then be connected using a pump to a second reservoir closer to the village. Students must then design-and-build a free standing wind turbine that generates as much energy as possible for the village whilst spending as little as possible on the materials.

Subjects covered include: circuits and electricity, renewable energy, structures and forces, water conservation, wind power and wind turbines.

Full or Half Day Full
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: -
Exclusivity SOUTHERN WATER FOR 18/19 ACADEMIC YEAR
Suitable for family days -
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) -
Crest Award Yes

Years 8-10

Desert Island Survival

Students will be presented with a scenario in which they have become stranded on a deserted island with limited resources. They will have to use their ingenuity and engineering skills to survive and thrive. Students will work in teams of five to design and build a working wind turbine and water processing system.

Subjects covered include: circuits and electricity, renewable energy, structures and forces, water conservation, wind power and wind turbines.

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: -
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award -

Years 5-6

Primary

Following introductory sessions to introduce engineering, team building and creativity, students will carry out “design and make” activities. The primary STEM day is made up of 4 challenges selected from the list below to be completed by a team of ‘STEM detectives’ taking in a range of subjects including design technology, maths and science as well as key skills such as teamwork and creativity.

Subject covered include: Teamwork, Logic, Contextualised Problem Solving, Speaking and Listening, Accurate design, budgeting, using tools to cut and form materials, Comparing design and practicality, following a brief, measuring accurately, creativity and innovation, Applying specific subject knowledge to a practical task, comparing materials for their suitability for a given task, following a design – test - evaluate cycle (using a plastic egg)

Full or Half Day N/A
Time Restricitons -
Requested by: -
Exclusivity -
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award -

Years 5-9

Straw Glider

Practically exploring concepts such as aerodynamics and forces, students design and construct an Straw Glider which can travel the furthest distance in the air.

Subject covered include: Teamwork, Logic, Contextualised Problem Solving, Speaking and Listening, Accurate design, budgeting, using tools to cut and form materials, Comparing design and practicality, following a brief, measuring accurately, creativity and innovation, Applying specific subject knowledge to a practical task, comparing materials for their suitability for a given task, following a design – test - evaluate cycle (using a plastic egg)

Keep Informed

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest course dates and details

Who Are You?

Year Group

Location

Areas of Interest

Subscribe

*Mandatory field