What is S.T.E.M ? S.T.E.M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths!

On this page you will find a range of fun activities linked to these subject areas. Why not try to build a bridge out of spagetti or visit the research hub for NASA?

Let us know how you got on at enrichment@starbank.bham.sch.uk

Virtually visit NASA Langley Research Center

Have you ever wondered what preparation goes into sending astronauts into Space?

In this virtual tour, you can explore the research center and find out what the huge metal framed gantry is used for, how the rockets are made or even what they use the huge wind tunnel for! Click the link to find out more.

Design and Build a Helicopter

Would you like to design and Build a Helicopter ?

Click this link for clear and easy instructions of this challenge from the James Dyson Foundation.

Virtually visit the History of Science Museum

The History of Science Museum houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving museum. The present collection preserves the material of past science. As a department of the University of Oxford, the Museum has a role both in making this material available for study by historians, and presenting it to the visiting public.

Explore fantastic exhibits and artefacts from some of the most important scientific discoveries in science history. Click the link to find out more!

Build a Marble Run

Why not challenge yourself and build a Marble Run ? All you need is leftover cardboard from your recycling, sellotape/glue and a marble. You could set a time the marble has to run for or have a competition with your siblings to see how long you can get the marble to run for.

Click the link to download the PDF from the James Dyson Foundation.

NASA Kids Club

Calling all Space Fans! This part of the NASA website provides a safe place for you to play games and learn about NASA and its missions. The NASA Kids’ Club “Picture Show” is an image gallery of some of NASA’s coolest and most interesting pictures. The “Now in Space” slideshow introduces young explorers to the crew currently orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. Click on the link and enjoy exploring!

Build a Spagetti Bridge

Can you engineer a Spagetti Bridge that is strong enough to hold half a bag of sugar whithout breaking?

Click to download the PDF from the James Dyson Foundation for all your instructions.

Let us know how you get on!