Enrichment Activities

STEM activities designed to increase motivation, student self-confidence, raising awareness of their potential as scientists, engineers and technologists.

Below are the two activities we are currently running – watch this space for some great new in-school activities coming soon!

Antweight Challenge

Design and build a remote controlled robot

Have your students been captivated by the recent Robot Wars revival? The Antweight Challenge allows students to practice team working skills whilst learning valuable engineering skills.

An engaging workshop in which pupils work in small teams to design and build remote control robots using recycled materials to compete in a number of challenges.

After design and build, students have the opportunity to test their robot, and practice their driving skills on an obstacle course before making any final changes.  They will compete in a Race, a Football Match and the Sumo Challenge (last robot standing wins!).

The activity could be used as an exciting opener or fantastic finish to a D&T project. It offers excellent Design and Technology curriculum coverage for KS2 & KS3.

Activity details for Antweight
To book

Please email sussexstem@canterbury.ac.uk to discuss your requirements.

Control Technology

We use control technology and control systems every day, from operating traffic lights to control a robot’s actions, it is an integral part of our daily lives.

In this activity, students are able to explore simple software to control and make things happen. KS1 pupils learn control techniques by engaging with Bee-Bots to form an understanding about commands and sequencing, whilst KS2 students deepen this understanding by progressing onto Coco software to write a short procedure.

This activity enable pupils to experience programming, debugging, persevering and collaborating – essential elements of the computing curriculum subject content.

Activity details for Control Technology
To book

Please email sussexstem@canterbury.ac.uk to discuss your requirements.

 

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