|Lego In Space!|
How high into space can your STEM club get a Lego man?
Are you ready for the challenge?
Whitworth Community High School has run a successful and vibrant STEM club for two terms and has a full programme planned for the Summer Term. The school is now ambitious to run its first large STEM project. With support from the STEM clubs network they are laying down the gauntlet with this STEM challenge to other local schools.
First 5 state schools to register will receive a free weather balloon (All weather balloons have now ben claimed - sorry!). All schools taking part will be supplied with helium gas. Schools must be able to attend both the 14h June and 12th July
Please register for this event by 20th May
Khizer Abbas and the STEM club from Whitworth have been experimenting with launching lego men with weather balloons. They will share the fruits of their experiments with you and then lay down the challenge. They are inviting teams from local schools to join them at a competition briefing meeting on the 14th June. At this meeting they will:
1) Introduce the project, presenting the work done by the Canadians and Romanians
2) Present the video from the trial launch and display the equipment used
3) Present Whitworth's findings and thoughts on how to improve
4) Set the challenge to reach the greatest height and set the competition rules
5) Offer of weather balloons and gas.
The briefing meeting is for a club leader and the school team, so please advise how many pupils will be on the team, this information will be asked for when registering the club team.
Prizes will be given for:
- the school that can reach the highest altitude
- the school producing the best film footage
- the school recycling the most equipment
On Thursday 12th July Whitworth will host launch date (subject to approval from the aviation authorities). At this session each school will be asked to give a brief presentation on its project followed by the launch. We would then hope to collate results and decide the winner of the project.
It is Whitworth's hope that following a successful competition this could become an annual summer science event for schools in the area.
Schools will need to provide some of their own equipment:
A small parachute
Smart phone (GPS enabled)
The STEM Clubs Network would like to thank the following organisations, who have worked in collaboratioin to make this possible:
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