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- Global CREST Challenges (KS4-5)
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We have a variety of loan equipment available to add an extra dimension to your lessons or after-school clubs. Whether you're checking for radiation using the Geiger Counter, taking accurate measurements with the Metrology Kit or experiencing the power of electricity using the Tesla Coil, there's interest for every STEM class.
If you have any specific requests, we will be more than happy to consider any new ideas.
For booking details, please contact STEM Sussex.
The acid battery module contains a very sensitive motor with a colour disc attached to its shaft all protected in a waterproof plastic box. The drill can be used to produce holes in an orange or lemon allowing a fruit battery to be built.
Biomedicine and the Human Condition by Michael G. Sargent
How to avoid disease, how to breed successfully, and how to live to a reasonable age are questions that have perplexed mankind throughout history. This book explores our progress in understanding these challenges and the risks and rewards of our attempts to find solutions.
Various demonstrations can be carried out with the electromagnetic module:
- Creating Magnetism from Electricity: an electrical current will produce a magnetic field.
- Creating Electricity from Magnetism: a moving magnetic field will produce an electrical current.
- The Electrical Transformer: using electromagnetic induction to transform voltage values.
- Shocker Coils: using the principle of back-emf to develop a high voltage.
Gamma Scout Geiger Counter with Alarm
Demonstrate radiation levels in your everyday environment with this hand-held general purpose Geiger Counter. The Gamma Scout measures alpha, beta, and gamma rays and has a configurable threshold value from which an alarm sounds automatically.
The toolkit introduces young people, aged 11-14, to the science of measurement through its practical application, and contains instruments including: micrometers, calipers, steel rules, gauge blocks as well as a selection of test pieces all of which have been donated. Each kit also includes a Teacher’s Guide, documentation linking the kit with the education Numeracy Strategy, Teachers Notes and evaluation forms for both teachers and students.
A high voltage transformer system able to generate around 250,000V, producing spectacular electric discharges in the surrounding air. Various demonstrations can be carried out including the Faraday Cage effect.
Understanding Electricity Kit
A plug and play system for helping students (age 5-13) understand electrical circuits. For use in a class of up to 30 students.
Van de Graaff generator
This well known piece of equipment builds up positive charge in the dome shape and will generate electrical potentials of the order of 25,000V, producing spark discharges in the surrounding air in excess of 10cm.
A zoom stereomicroscope with inbuilt incident and transmitted illumination. Magnification x10 to x40 with the ability for this to be extended to x5 to x160 with additional objectives and eyepieces. Integral 712 x 582 pixel CCTV camera which can be coupled to TV/Monitor or PC either separately or together.
A torsional wave machine used to demonstrate the various properties of wave motion in an interactive manner.