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Community & Heritage

The successful STEM@home activities have been curated to provide two theme-based summer learning, the first one was nature and environment and this one is Community and Heritage.

There are rough age guides provided, but with parental support some of the older aged activities can be undertaken by younger children. If you submit outcomes to askanamabassador@canterbury.ac.uk and it is published on our gallery, certificates and prizes can be won.

 

  • AGE: UNDER 6 »

    Under 6

    Musical Glasses

    Musical Glasses
    Primary

    Meet the AECOM Acoustics Team and find out how to make music with everyday items!

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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Rainbow Fruit

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Rainbow Fruit
    Primary

    An activity from the Rochester Bridge Trust, learn about the variety of fruit there is and explore them using the story.

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    Germination of Seeds

    Germination of Seeds
    Primary

    An activity from the Rochester Bridge Trust, carry out your own experiment to find out what seeds need to germinate.

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    Bug Hotel

    Bug Hotel
    Primary

    An activity from an Environmental Engineer, create a Bug Hotel structure to help care for our environment.

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    Highway to Health

    Highway to Health
    Primary

    A Safety, Health and Environmental Manager from Morgan Sindall shares his idea of using common road signs to create an exercise circuit.

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    Engineering Fairytales – The Three Little Pigs

    Engineering Fairytales – The Three Little Pigs
    Primary

    Listen to a real-life BAE Systems Engineer read us the Three Little Pigs and find the STEM in the story!

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  • AGE: 6-12 »

    6-12

    Future Me

    Future Me
    Primary

    We asked STEM Ambassadors 'What did you want to be when you were 10?'. Future Me helps us find out about what STEM professionals do in a fun and different way.

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    Remarkable Plants from around the World with RHS

    Remarkable Plants from around the World with RHS
    Primary

    Tour the world through plants in a workshop that opens your eyes to an array of far-flung places and the plants that grow there.

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    Underwater Sound

    Underwater Sound
    Primary

    Take part in this easy experiment from AECOM to find out how sound travels differently in water than to in the air!

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    Living things and their habitats: Pond Life

    Living things and their habitats: Pond Life
    Primary

    Learn about Pond Life from Ecologists who work at AECOM.

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    Create a Sailing Boat

    Create a Sailing Boat
    Primary

    A video from STEM Ambassadors at Technology for Fun, create a model sailing boat using easy-to-find materials and explore floating and sinking.

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    Understanding NOISE!

    Understanding NOISE!
    Primary

    A workshop from the Institute of Acoustics, join in an experiment that demonstrates a solution to noise transmission.

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    Farmvention Sustainable Food Competition

    Farmvention Sustainable Food Competition
    Primary

    Create an invention to help British farmers become Climate Super Heroes and enter the Farmvention competition!

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    Farmvention Renewable Energy Competition

    Farmvention Renewable Energy Competition
    Primary

    Create an invention to help British farmers become Climate Super Heroes and enter the Farmvention competition!

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    Space in the 1960s

    Space in the 1960s
    Primary

    Learn from STEM Ambassador Katherine about why the 1960s were important times in the history of space technology.

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    Investigating Wind Power

    Investigating Wind Power
    Primary

    A video from EDF Energy’s The Pod, follow along as Busta and Pong investigate wind power.

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    Build your own bridge with a real-life engineer!

    Build your own bridge with a real-life engineer!
    Primary

    Jasmine talks you through what engineering is, some famous engineers that will surprise you and challenges you to be an engineer yourself!

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    Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk on Hydrogeology

    Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk on Hydrogeology
    Primary

    Learn about the Water Cycle, and the importance of water while having fun with Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk at Geog Rocks!

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    Mister Sandy And Mr Squawk, Geog. Rocks Episode 2

    Mister Sandy And Mr Squawk, Geog. Rocks Episode 2
    Primary

    Learn about different rock types and these natural structures in our environment.

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    Loads and Forces

    Loads and Forces
    Primary

    An activity from the Rochester Bridge Trust, test the strength of everyday objects under compression and tension.

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    School Architect

    School Architect
    Primary

    An activity created by a Design Manager at Morgan Sindall Construction, work like an architect to draw plans for a new school building that fulfils the brief.

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    Spaghetti Structures

    Spaghetti Structures
    Primary

    Take the challenge from STEM Ambassador Katie to build the tallest possible structure using spaghetti.

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    Engineering Fairytales – Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Engineering Fairytales – Three Billy Goats Gruff
    Primary

    Listen to a BAE Systems Engineer read us a STEM story and use engineering skills to help the goats cross the river!

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    Practical Action: Beat the Flood

    Practical Action: Beat the Flood
    Primary

    A challenge from Practical Action, learn about flooding around the world to inspire you to design and build a model of a flood-proof house.

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    Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk explore the Earth Story

    Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk explore the Earth Story
    Primary

    Find out about the history of the Earth and living things, dinosaurs and humans with lots of interesting fossils!

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  • AGE: OVER 12 »

    Over 12

    Getting to Know our DNA

    Getting to Know our DNA
    Secondary

    Learn from STEM Ambassador Dr. Giulia about DNA, its composition, and applications in medicine.

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    Career Talk Fridays – Medical Careers

    Career Talk Fridays – Medical Careers
    Secondary

    Meet STEM Ambassador Dr. Pamela, and join in her presentation about Careers in Medicine. Originally launched live for our Career Talk Fridays.

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    Mini-Mindfulness

    Mini-Mindfulness
    Secondary

    A contribution from STEM Ambassador Vicky, take some time to practise mindfulness and learn about its benefits.

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    Zoonosis – Diseases transmissible from animals to humans

    Zoonosis – Diseases transmissible from animals to humans
    Secondary

    Join STEM Ambassador Alison as she informs us of infectious diseases, where we can learn about health issues in both animals and humans.

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    Enzyme Importance

    Enzyme Importance
    Secondary

    STEM Ambassador Ella provides this experiment to show how enzymes are involved in all stages of the digestion process.

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    Understanding the Roles of Digestion

    Understanding the Roles of Digestion
    Secondary

    An activity contributed by STEM Ambassador Ella, this investigation demonstrates how food is broken down by our bodies.

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    Nutrition and the Circulatory System

    Nutrition and the Circulatory System
    Secondary

    An activity contributed by STEM Ambassador Kira, learn how the circulatory system works and how we can keep it healthy.

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    Renewable Energy Debate

    Renewable Energy Debate
    Secondary

    An activity from the IET, choose your position and debate on a proposed wind farm in your local area.

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    Offshore Wind Farm Construction

    Offshore Wind Farm Construction
    Secondary

    A film contributed by STEM Ambassador Rupert, watch how London Array built their offshore wind farms to produce renewable energy.

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    The Science of Materials and Energy

    The Science of Materials and Energy
    Secondary

    Learn from STEM Ambassador Rallou, as she discusses the work that Ceres Power does, including solid oxide fuel cells, and how her work directly effects the environment by creating sustainable energy solutions.

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    Plastic, not so fantastic…

    Plastic, not so fantastic…
    Secondary

    A design challenge from Practical Action, create a sustainable product that showcases and reduces use of plastics.

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    Does adding fruit affect the jelly setting?

    Does adding fruit affect the jelly setting?
    Secondary

    An activity from Dr. Nicola Robinson at Canterbury Christ Church University, learn about different materials and the role of enzymes using kitchen objects.

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    Back Garden Phylogenetics

    Back Garden Phylogenetics
    Secondary

    A video from Rodrigo Vega at Canterbury Christ Church University, learn how to build a phylogenetic tree, or a tree of life, using living things you might in your back garden!

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    Understanding Aerodynamics

    Understanding Aerodynamics
    Secondary

    An activity from the IET, make and test an aerofoil simply using a piece of paper to learn about how this is applied to building aircrafts.

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    The Paper Beam Bridge Challenge

    The Paper Beam Bridge Challenge
    Secondary

    A challenge from the Rochester Bridge Trust, build the strongest possible bridge using only paper and sticky tape.

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    Beam Bridges, Simple but Strong

    Beam Bridges, Simple but Strong
    Secondary

    An activity from STEM Ambassadors at the Rochester Bridge Trust, use simple materials to make a surprisingly strong, wright-bearing bridge.

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    Structure Project Planning

    Structure Project Planning
    Secondary

    An activity from a Planner at Morgan Sindall, you need to create the timeline of a construction project.

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    Roadworks Warning

    Roadworks Warning
    Secondary

    An activity designed by a Customer Care Manager at Morgan Sindall Construction, your job is to plan and notify your local area of upcoming roadworks.

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    Aircraft of the Future

    Aircraft of the Future
    Secondary

    A Faraday Challenge from the IET - Design and present a futuristic aircraft that can move without the use of petrochemicals.

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