Welcome to Edgar Stammers Primary Academy's 'Trust Takeover'.
British Science Week 2021 (5th - 14th March)
During these 10 days, we celebrate all things science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), focusing on the theme 'innovating for the future'.
Click here to watch our welcome video from the headteacher, Miss Nock.
To begin your afternoon, click here to watch a video featuring the Rube Goldberg machine.
Chain reaction - Having watched the Rube Goldberg video, work together to create your own chain reaction. You could include things such as: dominoes, marbles, drain pipes, Jenga pieces, ramps etc. Video it in action.
Crunchy architecture you can eat - This activity encourages children to be creative and think of innovative designs to build some crunchy architecture with biscuits, wafers, crackers and edible cement.
What you need: different shaped biscuits/wafers, chocloate, icing sugar, warm water, bowls, spoons
Ice Gardens - Children produce beautiful ice gardens that attract their observations, stimulate their imagination and lead to creative outcomes.
What you need: leaves/flowers/buds, water, shallow trays, food colouring (optional), access to freezer.
Flitter jars - This activity mimics the snow domes, it encourages children to talk about light, shadows and materials.
What you need: Transparent containers with lids, tiny pieces of foil/glitter/table confetti/water beads, food colouring, torch, white paper
Click here to see a presentation, explaining how to create your flitter jar.
Edible class garden - What can you grow in your vegetable patch? How will you look after it? How can you ensure it is environmentally friendly? Watch it grow then have fun sampling it and sharing it with others.
What you need: seeds, compost, tray/pots, gardening tools, dark cupboard, lollypop sticks
Invention for the future - design a product/invention that can help us with life in the future, for example, a self drive car, a hoverboard, self-tying shoe laces.
What you need: paper, pens/pencils, internet (optional), creative thinking
Click here for a short video to help you with your design.
Banksy art - produce an artistic creation, with a subtle/hidden meaning about protecting our world/global warming.
What you need: paper, pens/pencils, oil pastels, chalk, charcoal, area of playground (optional)
Design your own Robo-bug - Insects have evolved many fascinating features to help them survive almost every habitat on Earth. In this activity you will design robots inspired by insects to help solve challenges.
What you need: Pens/pencils, paper, access to internet (optional), modelling material e.g. play-doh (optional)
Click here to see a presentation about making your robo-bug.
Poster Competition - Design a poster on this year's theme, ‘Innovating for the future’, to be in with a chance of winning a great prize. Click here to find out how to submit your entry and have a look at some of the previous winners.