Buoyancy STEM Event with the Sea Cadets

September 2017

Buoyancy STEM Event with the Sea Cadets

Students tested their prototye to identify ways to improve.

As part of our commitment to promoting STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), students in Year 7 have recently taken part in the first exciting STEM challenge in partnership with the Sea Cadets.

The event, which was the first in a series of scheduled STEM activities which will be taking place this year, offered a fun and innovative way to learn about buoyancy through hands on activities.

Students were initially asked for their ideas on buoyancy before moving on to relate these to unknown situations. They then became Engineers for the day as they designed and constructed a prototype boat that could be used to carry aid to a stricken region. The session culminated in an activity where teams tested how successful their boat would be in completing its mission!

King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ