Event Category: #STEMClub

HOT AIR BALLOONS Hot Air Balloons use hot air to defy gravity but how? With hands-on tests, explore density and help us take to the sky with a sky lantern. Discuss the pioneers of hot air balloons and see if you can figure out where they went right – and wrong! BOOK YOUR SPACE ABOUT OUR STEMclub SESSIONS. This session forms part of our special after school programme with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. This half-term we are Up in the Air and focusing on flight. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. Overall, topics ranges from ‘Hot Air Balloons’ to ‘Space Flight’ and lots in between. We will also have some free exploration time on a set of COVID-safe exhibits. The programme will begin from week commencing on Wednesday 8th September, starting at 4.30pm and will run for 1 hour. The programme will consist of 6 sessions. Suitable for children aged 7-11 years. These would be fully refundable, should we be required to close down again due to the on-going COVID pandemic. BLOCK BOOK COVID PROTOCOLS Our COVID-safe protocols are driven by government requirements. We request that our guests continue to use face coverings, hand sanitation, and social distancing. There will also be thorough cleaning between groups visiting the Centre, ventilation and workplace testing for staff.

LET THERE BE FLIGHT Birds are masters of flight. From acrobatic to gliding, the have adapted to fly in different ways to survive environments around the world. Can you analyse these animals and understand how different birds have evolved to fly in different ways. BOOK YOUR SPACE ABOUT OUR STEMclub SESSIONS. This session forms part of our special after school programme with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. This half-term we are Up in the Air and focusing on flight. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. Overall, topics ranges from ‘Hot Air Balloons’ to ‘Space Flight’ and lots in between. We will also have some free exploration time on a set of COVID-safe exhibits. The programme will begin from week commencing on Wednesday 8th September, starting at 4.30pm and will run for 1 hour. The programme will consist of 6 sessions. Suitable for children aged 7-11 years. These would be fully refundable, should we be required to close down again due to the on-going COVID pandemic. COVID PROTOCOLS Our COVID-safe protocols are driven by government requirements. We request that our guests continue to use face coverings, hand sanitation, and social distancing. There will also be thorough cleaning between groups visiting the Centre, ventilation and workplace testing for staff.

Can it fly? Why does it fly? If it can fly – how far can it fly? And how much weight can it carry? Engineers often create small-size models to test a product’s design. Model testing tells engineers how a design might perform in a real-world situation. The engineer can experiment with different shapes and materials to produce the perfect design for the task. In this creative engineering session you will design and make your own paper planes (or gliders!) and then see how they perform in a series of challenges. All you need to fly high in this session is a bit of flight knowledge, plenty of perfect folding and fantastic flinging! BOOK YOUR SPACE ABOUT OUR STEMCLUB SESSIONS. This session forms part of our special after school programme with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. This half-term we are Up in the Air and focusing on flight. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. Overall, topics ranges from ‘Hot Air Balloons’ to ‘Space Flight’ and lots in between. We will also have some free exploration time on a set of COVID-safe exhibits. The programme will begin from Thursday 9th September starting at 4.30pm and will run for 1 hour. The programme will consist of 6 sessions. Suitable for children from 7-11 years. These would be fully refundable, should we be required to close down again due to the on-going COVID pandemic. COVID PROTOCOLS Our COVID-safe protocols are driven by government requirements. We request that our guests continue to use face coverings, hand sanitation, and social distancing. There will also be thorough cleaning between groups visiting the Centre, ventilation and workplace testing for staff.

ROCKETS Rockets are used in lots of places, most famously to take humans into space. The forces required are incredible and in this session you’ll build some model rockets and consider those forces in action! BOOK YOUR SPACE ABOUT OUR STEMCLUB SESSIONS. This session forms part of our special after school programme with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. This half-term we are Up in the Air and focusing on flight. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. Overall, topics ranges from ‘Hot Air Balloons’ to ‘Space Flight’ and lots in between. We will also have some free exploration time on a set of COVID-safe exhibits. The programme will begin from Thursday 9th September starting at 4.30pm and will run for 1 hour. The programme will consist of 6 sessions. Suitable for children from 7-11 years. These would be fully refundable, should we be required to close down again due to the on-going COVID pandemic. COVID PROTOCOLS Our COVID-safe protocols are driven by government requirements. We request that our guests continue to use face coverings, hand sanitation, and social distancing. There will also be thorough cleaning between groups visiting the Centre, ventilation and workplace testing for staff.

SPACE FLIGHT Space flight features in many TV series and films that often ignore what no gravity or atmosphere actually means. Let’s explore reality and find out why space stations and satellites don’t fall to Earth, when you should actually use your engines in space, and how could we fake gravity on a space ship? BOOK YOUR SPACE ABOUT OUR STEMCLUB SESSIONS. This session forms part of our special after school programme with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. This half-term we are Up in the Air and focusing on flight. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. Overall, topics ranges from ‘Hot Air Balloons’ to ‘Space Flight’ and lots in between. We will also have some free exploration time on a set of COVID-safe exhibits. The programme will begin from Thursday 9th September starting at 4.30pm and will run for 1 hour. The programme will consist of 6 sessions. Suitable for children from 7-11 years. These would be fully refundable, should we be required to close down again due to the on-going COVID pandemic. COVID PROTOCOLS Our COVID-safe protocols are driven by government requirements. We request that our guests continue to use face coverings, hand sanitation, and social distancing. There will also be thorough cleaning between groups visiting the Centre, ventilation and workplace testing for staff.

Up in the air What exactly is air? Take a closer look at the composition of air and at the layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. Find out about the effects of air pollution, how we can monitor pollution and how we can clean up our air. BOOK YOUR SPACE ABOUT OUR STEMCLUB SESSIONS. This session forms part of our special after school programme with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. This half-term we are Up in the Air and focusing on flight. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. Overall, topics ranges from ‘Hot Air Balloons’ to ‘Space Flight’ and lots in between. We will also have some free exploration time on a set of COVID-safe exhibits. The programme will begin from Thursday 9th September starting at 4.30pm and will run for 1 hour. The programme will consist of 6 sessions. Suitable for children from 7-11 years. These would be fully refundable, should we be required to close down again due to the on-going COVID pandemic. COVID PROTOCOLS Our COVID-safe protocols are driven by government requirements. We request that our guests continue to use face coverings, hand sanitation, and social distancing. There will also be thorough cleaning between groups visiting the Centre, ventilation and workplace testing for staff.

Surviving the apocalypse STEMClub Sessions For the past few years the world has been ravaged by a vicious disease…not the one you might be thinking of…this one is much worse! This new disease, known as HAVOC, has infected millions of people, making them develop strange behaviours, including a tendency to be a little bit bitey! A small band of elite scientists, codenamed STEMClub, i.e. you, have survived the initial apocalypse and escaped to a secret laboratory in the woods outside Cambridge. Unfortunately the lab has not been used for a while, and you had to escape quickly, so there are not as many essential provisions in your hide-out as you might want. Can you work together to complete challenges to demonstrate your resilience, creativity and scientific skills and help others to survive the apocalypse? Today we will look at: Ditch the dirt – purifying water The water supply to your secret laboratory is not very reliable, and may even be contaminated, so you need to go back to basics and collect water from the rivers in the woods. As scientists you know the importance of making sure that your drinking water is clean. Design and test a water purification device to ensure your team has enough to drink. Book your place: Block book six sessions:

Surviving the apocalypse STEMClub Sessions For the past few years the world has been ravaged by a vicious disease…not the one you might be thinking of…this one is much worse! This new disease, known as HAVOC, has infected millions of people, making them develop strange behaviours, including a tendency to be a little bit bitey! A small band of elite scientists, codenamed STEMClub, i.e. you, have survived the initial apocalypse and escaped to a secret laboratory in the woods outside Cambridge. Unfortunately the lab has not been used for a while, and you had to escape quickly, so there are not as many essential provisions in your hide-out as you might want. Can you work together to complete challenges to demonstrate your resilience, creativity and scientific skills and help others to survive the apocalypse? Today we will look at: Find some food – preserving With limited supplies you need to make the best use of the natural fruit and veg around the secret laboratory.  Investigate different ways of preserving food and create your own pickled vegetables. Book your place: Block book six sessions:

Surviving the apocalypse STEMClub Sessions For the past few years the world has been ravaged by a vicious disease…not the one you might be thinking of…this one is much worse! This new disease, known as HAVOC, has infected millions of people, making them develop strange behaviours, including a tendency to be a little bit bitey! A small band of elite scientists, codenamed STEMClub, i.e. you, have survived the initial apocalypse and escaped to a secret laboratory in the woods outside Cambridge. Unfortunately the lab has not been used for a while, and you had to escape quickly, so there are not as many essential provisions in your hide-out as you might want. Can you work together to complete challenges to demonstrate your resilience, creativity and scientific skills and help others to survive the apocalypse? Today we will be looking at: Stay Safe – catapult defences Even the most carefully hidden secret laboratory needs to have some defences. Power and resources are limited. Using the basic materials you can make some simple defence prototypes, like catapults.. Book your place: Block book six sessions:

Surviving the apocalypse STEMClub Sessions For the past few years the world has been ravaged by a vicious disease…not the one you might be thinking of…this one is much worse! This new disease, known as HAVOC, has infected millions of people, making them develop strange behaviours, including a tendency to be a little bit bitey! A small band of elite scientists, codenamed STEMClub, i.e. you, have survived the initial apocalypse and escaped to a secret laboratory in the woods outside Cambridge. Unfortunately the lab has not been used for a while, and you had to escape quickly, so there are not as many essential provisions in your hide-out as you might want. Can you work together to complete challenges to demonstrate your resilience, creativity and scientific skills and help others to survive the apocalypse? Today we will be looking at: Nature’s Parasites – taking over a host  There are parasites that invade other species and have the ability to change the behaviour of the host creature. Could one of these explain the effects of HAVOC? Explore some of these strange and sometimes deadly natural parasites. Book your place: Block book six sessions:


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