The Big STEM Challenge 2023 is an inter-schools competition to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This year, the competition has been organized by Social Enterprise Kent CIC.
This year, we ran four after-school science clubs and each of them undertook a science project for this Big STEM Challenge. We are delighted to report that all four of these entries have been shortlisted as finalists for the competition. The Finals will be held at Discovery Park in Sandwich on 7th July and representatives from each club will attend to participate in a Science Fair to demonstrate their project.
For a preview of all our projects, please see below:
The Y6 ECO Science Club undertook a Seaweed Science Project and succeeded in using sodium alginate (from seaweed) to make large gel water pods with biodegradable membranes, which could be used as latex allergy friendly and environmentally friendly water balloons. For a summary video of their project, please click here.
The KS2 Science Club experimented with simple machines including levers and then investigated what was the best length for a tennis racket. For a summary video of their project, please click here.
Inspired by the famous book, the KS1 Science Club used science to make a Dr Seuss Green Egg. For a summary video of their project, please click here.
The Year 3 & 4 Science Club tested the effectiveness of old sun creams and toy sunglasses using UV-sensitive, colour-changing beads. For a summary video of their project, please click here.
Look out here, on our school blog, for news of how our Science Clubs fare at the Big STEM Challenge Finals in July.