04 May Science Engineers Workshop
On Tuesday 1st May, KS3 were joined by Jared from Tomorrow’s engineers. He ran a workshop for 7A1 and 8A1 in the science department. The workshop was focusing on alternative fuels and ways of finding/using different energy types. Students reviewed that engineers do and what sectors they work in (I will give you a hint, it is all sectors including food and cosmetics) then we looked at different renewable energy types and which energy type suited different countries like the UK and Sweden.
The next challenge was the electric car. Students in groups of 5 had to construct, test and amend an electric car. They had to first place the wheels in the right places, then charge up a capacitor (which holds charge) then they released the car and tested how far it travelled. If there was something wrong they then had to go back and make amendments. The students were really excited about their challenge and they loved testing the cars, comparing the distance inside the class room and outside the classroom. Many cars travelled further than 6 metres which is amazing!
They all enjoyed the hands on experience of being an engineer for the day and hopefully this workshop will fuel our student’s interest in STEM subjects for their further education.
– Mrs H Duggins