Current Challenge: Maths and Science Challenge 2012STEM Challenge 10: All Hallows Catholic High School are the winners of STEM Challenge 10!
The ‘A-team’ from the All Hallows Catholic High School, Lancashire, have lived up to their name to become winners of STEM Challenge 10, the last competition in a successful series ahead of London 2012. They had the most innovative and exciting plan for a local sporting event, created...See all news
What are the STEM Challenges?
The STEM Challenges are ten activities that have been inspired by the preparations for London 2012. Each one will focus on a different aspect of the preparations or the event itself.
The aim is to provide a contextual and cross-curricular approach to studying the STEM subjects at Key Stage Three, demonstrating to students the links between these subjects along with some of the related careers. The challenges will include case studies and career profiles to help illustrate and bring to life each context.
A typical focus could be one of the following:
*researching and testing materials used for an item of sportswear
*creating a scale model of a racing boat
*modelling the construction of a sports arena on the main park
*the technology and special effects used in the opening ceremony.
Of course, these are only examples. The actual challenge subject matter may be different!
The challenges will each run for approximately six to eight weeks. They have been designed so that you can carry them out in a club environment (e.g. a STEM Club) or even during lessons.