With Science week just around the corner – or for any time of year, these are our top 7 STEM projects. Ideal whole class projects:
1. KS2 DT project – make your own merry go round
Children in Years 5 and 6 will enjoy practising and extending their knowledge of electrical circuitry and switches by making this wonderfully colourful merry-go-round. Just follow the step-by-step guide to make this exciting, pulley-driven fairground ride. Read the full ‘How to’ blog post here.
2. Design and Make a Balloon Buggy
Struggling to find simple Cross-Curricular D&T projects for KS2? Follow this step by step guide on how to make your own balloon buggy that provides opportunities to improve design skills and encourages teamwork. Read the full ‘How to’ blog post here.
3. Crumble controller – a cross-curricular STEM class kit
A cross-curricular STEM class kit for 30 pupils working in groups of 3 to design, build, wire up and program four different computer controlled working models incorporating structures, mechanical and electrical systems. Read the full ‘How to’ blog post here.
4. Make a coloured spinner – class STEM project – using the Crumble Controller above
Following on from our Crumble controller ‘How to’ blog post above, here is a step by step guide on how to make a coloured spinner using the Crumble controller and class kit. Read the full ‘How to’ blog post here.
5. Popping Rockets
Bringing Solids, Liquids and Gases to life! This fun and engaging experiment will enthuse even the most reluctant learners. Encourage your class to predict, measure and record all during this simple to set up experiment. Why not try changing how much water you put into the pot to see if this changes the time it takes for the gas to build up in the bottle and explode. Read the full ‘How to’ blog post here.
6. Fizz, Bang & Pop Bath Bombs
Everyone loves some fizz, bang and pop! Now you can make your own bath bombs in the classroom. Follow this simple recipe and see how yours turn out. Read the full ‘How to’ blog post here.
7. Super science lesson openers for KS1
Engage children in your science activities from the outset with these clever, thought-provoking lesson openers. As John Dabell recently wrote “Opening activities should be the hook to entice children deeper into the content. This isn’t some cheap trick, it plays an important role in activating prior knowledge, engaging children and establishing a purpose for learning. Openers need to question and challenge in spades.” Read the full blog post here.