EmmTech - The Emmbrook School STEMNET club
A society where young people, regardless of background, recognise the contribution of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to their lives and more are choosing to pursue STEM qualifications and careers.
STEMNET aims to ensure that more young people in the UK make a choice to enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related careers at all levels, and future generations are properly informed about the science and technology that surrounds them.
Our Aim(s) this year - 2011
1.To design and build a model race car inspired by the Bloodhound SSC project. To also take part in the F1 challenge for schools, working in teams of 2 or 3 pupils.
2. To enter the sports challenge 2011 - design and build of a sporting venue
3. To run a STEMNET day for the whole of Year 9
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On Friday, the 7th of January, we hosted our first ever full STEMNET DAY for Y9 (X-side).
The day was run by four teachers - myself, Mrs Slyfield, Mrs Russo and an Mr Bush.
The day was centred around the exciting sports challenge competition - i.e. design and build of a sporting venue.
Pictures will be put up shortly and the presentation used on the day is attached.
It was a hectic but exciting day with teams of 4 students competing against each other. Presentation2
click on the presentation link!
We met for the last time on the 15th July 2010 for a 'special' extended STEMNET session. Before the celebrations could begin, we met in S11 to complete the on-line evaluations - a chance for you to tell us, the teachers, what were the highs and lows for you in the year gone.
Mrs Slyfield and I will reflect on your responses to help us in our planning for next year. Thanks for your patience whilst the computers were being set-up yesterday. You can see the class results of the survey in the attached document called 'survey'.
After the survey, the entertainment began with our usual party. Ben Hilton brought in the lovely cake prepared by our very own school Chef and Ben gave a small speech to thank Mrs Collins for her hard work, as she moves onto pastures new. Thank you Mrs Collins for being a part of our club!
After we scoffed as many sandwiches as possible, we headed off outside. The draw wire was laid and the greased and the cars lined up for racing.
We suffered quite a few igniter problems, but eventually got going with various B and C rockets.
The rest of story? Click on the video in this link.
Finally, can I thank you all for being such great club members this year and I, and Mrs Slyfield, look forward to working with you next year.
CHALLENGE 2 - THE GLOVE CHALLENGE
My thanks to Emmy, Anna, Harry, Laurence and Ben for last friday's determination to piece together our pitch for the 1st July.
I think our display looks good. We need to work now on our 2 minute speech - can you do that please? I believe that we stand a very good chance of winning if we get our presentation right
CHALLENGE 3 - ANTIDOPING
Mrs Slyfield kicked-off the antidoping challenge with a presentation introduction and chemical experiments. We will take a slightly different approach to this challenge, having learned from the previous.
P.S. CLICK ON THE VIDEO LINK ABOVE!
The much awaited Bloodhound SSC roadshow is headed our way on the 8th July 2010. At this stage, we are targetting year 7 members and we will also bring in others from year 7 (for this show only). I hope that you agree, it is important that we show as many students and teachers as possible, some of the work we have been doing.
1st session 9.30am - 10.30am 2nd session 11.30am - 12.30am Lunch 12.30am - 3rd session 2pm-3pm Mrs Slyfield will be producing the student lists. You may be wondering why we haven't started our own cars up? The reason is we are having some difficulty in ordering the fuel explosive. I apologise for the delay, the fuel has been ordered and we will fire-up shortly. Thank you for your patience here.
1st session 9.30am - 10.30am
2nd session 11.30am - 12.30am
Lunch 12.30am -
3rd session 2pm-3pm
Mrs Slyfield will be producing the student lists.
You may be wondering why we haven't started our own cars up? The reason is we are having some difficulty in ordering the fuel explosive.
I apologise for the delay, the fuel has been ordered and we will fire-up shortly. Thank you for your patience here.
STEMNET WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK AND NOT THURSDAY.
SEE YOU OUTSIDE MRS COLLINS' ROOM AT 3PM
You get what you ask for in this world - you were asked last week what should be our 'new' focus and you all said 'Rockets'.
Now, we have the man himself, the Rocketman coming in to help us both assemble and launch rockets next Tuesday, from 8.30am till around 12.30pm
You will need to assemble outside Mrs Slyfield's room for 8.30am.
I am looking forward to this one.
Welcome back EmmTech!!
Hope you all get this - no matter where you are!
Get ready for a 1-off challenge this Thursday - no hints, no tips or clues.
Get to Mrs Slyfield's room on time - this is a 1-off challenge before we power up our bloodhound cars!!
What a great day!
Thank you to the students and staff at The Mary Hare School for hosting this event.
It was a very informative day - we got to see what projects other schools were working on and this has given us some ideas for the future.
Our 'Scent Air' suggestion didn't win any prizes in the end, but we were quite happy with the final product.
Adidas STEMNET DAY – Off Timetable periods 1, 2 and 4
4TH MARCH 2010
Objectives for the day:
The work on cars progressed very well. Part of the reason for coming off timetable today was to ensure that we were ready for the celebration event at The Mary Hare School in a few weeks. Some of the axles had to be lowered because there wasn't enough space for mounting the rocket.
The Glove team met in L6 and the results of their meeting can be seen in the PowerPoint.
Reminder – we will meet under the covered way next Wednesday around 8.55am.
Well done to you all for the progress we made today!
OK, we better speed things up a little. To that end, Mr Matthias has agreed to us having a STEMNET day this Thursday. The purpose of this day is two-fold:
1. To complete the Bloodhound Cars and to insert the rockets and to paint them up
2. To work on the adidias glove challenge
The latter group will be in L6 with me.
Please let your teachers know that you will catch-up with missed work - this point is very important.
You will be in STEMNET periods 1-4 and back in lessons P5 and college time as normal.
Look forward to it!
We are looking at other exciting and fun projects to do with energy, alternative fuels and, of course, speed. I am meeting with a bunch of KS4 pupils to coach and support us at KS3 later this week.