STEM Support by Video-Conference

STEM Support by Video-Conference

Over the last few weeks, the STEM team have been arranging video-conferences involving schools and STEM Ambassadors, as part of a national pilot scheme run by STEMNET. So far, two sessions have been run and both have been very well-received.

 In one, David Hill of the University of Portsmouth, arranged for students’ model cars to be tested in a university wind tunnel. Court Moor School students were able to see the experiment as it ran and are now able to improve their designs with data and expertise gained from David.

The Burgate School have also had a video-conference, this time with a hydroponics expert in Yorkshire to support their CREST projects. STEM Ambassador, Callie Seamen, discussed students’ findings and helped them understand their initial experiment with hydroponics. Students were also given a virtual tour around her greenhouse and discussed future areas for investigation such as growing medium, pH testing of solution for element availability and species selection.

The STEM team would love to use video conferencing to support more school projects. If you have any ideas and would like to help, please get in contact with emilythorpesmith@winchestersciencecentre.org or sarahnewman@winchestersciencecentre.org.