Sevenoaks STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths)

On the 20th, 21st and 22nd of March Sevenoaks School will host 3 days of STEAM activities.  This event replaces our 'Science Week' as space and venues are stretched whilst the new Science and Technology building is being constructed.  Whilst we will be back in full force in 2019, we still have 6000 places to give away free at this week of activities. If you have any questions please do contact Graeme Lawrie, Director of Outreach and Innovation on gal@sevenoaksschool.org 

 

March 19th - Physics for parents of year 10 students

Physics lessons for parents - 7.30pm to 9pm - Over 18 only.

We welcome back our most popular offering of Science week over the last 9 years.  Come and be a student again for the evening here at Sevenoaks School.  This event is hosted by our Physics staff and features all the whizzes and bangs behind Physics.  

A hands on event, which starts with a cheese and wine informal gathering, before we get stuck into the content.

This event is not booked through the automated booking system - please contact jlt@sevenoaksschool.org (Head of Physics) for places. These spaces book up quickly so please do not delay getting in touch - only 40 places.

March 20th - STEAM Day One

Titan the Robot

We are excited to announce that Titan the Robot will be appearing at our STEAM Day on Tuesday 20 March. Performances will be held during breaks and lunchtime.

Izzy's Incredible Adventure - 9:30am to 10.30am - KS1 and Foundation Only

Meet Izzy. She’s on an adventure to see a friend, but needs lots of help to get there! Can you help her? Izzy and your audience will need to discover and explore many different kinds of transport. Perhaps a live hot air balloon inflated before the audience’s eyes? Or work out what shapes make a boat float the best.

Explore Izzy’s explosive rocket, and ride a real life hovercraft. This show involves and excites the whole audience, investigating the way we travel, explaining the science behind transport. 

The Bubbles Show - 11:00am to 12:00pm - KS1 and Foundation Only

We explore the best bits of bubbles and of balloons. From blowing them to bursting them, discover all the amazing things you can do in between!

Students will be sure to be excited by our giant bubbles and whizzing balloons, they will have their curiosity stirred and will be encouraged to explore the properties of materials. This and so much more are covered in this interactive and memorable show!

Cartoon Science - 1pm to 2pm - KS2.

The laws of physics within cartoons may seem drastically different from the scientific laws within our world, but how different are they? Are bananas slippery? Do heavy objects fall faster than light objects? Does Gravity only work when you look down?

In this show, we discover the differences between cartoon science and real science. We look at Friction, materials, gravity, the laws of motion and more.

Who wants to be a Superhero? 2:30pm to 3:30pm - KS2.

Just what exactly do scientists and engineers do? How do planes fly? How can we see through the dust in space? How do engineers make playgrounds safer to play in? How are they saving the planet? Meet six real-life young scientists and engineers working in Wales.

These are interspersed with discussion from a live presenter and interactive demonstrations involving volunteers from the audience.

March 21st - Steam Day Two

Science of Fireworks - 9:30am to 10:30am - KS2/3

Is it real science or just flashes and bangs? This is Matthew’s most popular school show in which gunpowder, fuses, bench demos, flames and stage pyrotechnics come together to illustrate a whole range of scientific ideas: Combustion, sound waves, forces, energy transfers, shock-waves, electron transitions, circuit theory, oxidation and rates of reaction…

It’s Only Water!… Or is it? - 11am to 12pm - KS2.

This exciting science made simple show explores all the amazing properties of water. From absorbing water effectively, to dissolving chemicals in it, you can squash, freeze and heat water to do all sorts of things. Be prepared to get wet, in this interactive show which may see students (and teachers) get a little wetter than they bargained for!

Science of Fireworks - 1pm to 2pm - KS2/3 (Same as morning show)

Is it real science or just flashes and bangs? This is Matthew’s most popular school show in which gunpowder, fuses, bench demos, flames and stage pyrotechnics come together to illustrate a whole range of scientific ideas: Combustion, sound waves, forces, energy transfers, shock-waves, electron transitions, circuit theory, oxidation and rates of reaction…

Music to your Ears - 2:30pm to 3:30pm - KS2

How do we make sounds, record sounds and see sounds? This exciting presentation, with lots of demonstrations and audience interaction, reveals the secrets from the basics of sound to the latest in music technology. Witness the ultimate ‘hands-free’ instrument and see a musical instrument played with a blowtorch! Discover what sound is, and see what it actually looks like.

March 22nd - STEAM Day Three

Young Engineers - Lego Challenge Programme

Morning session - 9:30 to 12pm - KS1

Afternoon Session - 1pm to 3:30pm - KS2

This programme offers children the opportunity to learn basic principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through play, interactive, mulit-sensory teaching, using stories and demonstrations.  Theory is explained to the children and reinforced by constructing the correlating model using the unique e2 Young Engineers LEGO kits.

Bloodhound Supersonic Car - 9:30am to 10:30am - KS2

The mission: to build a car capable of travelling at over 1000mph. The aim: to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Science made simple are taking the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project on the road, in this contemporary and topical science show.

Science of Sport - 11am to 12pm - KS2

From the moment you leave the starting blocks, your sporting ability can be affected by science. How do people balance, and what makes them fall over? What happens when a ball bounces, and why do balls have different surfaces? How is friction useful in sport and how do we use science to protect us from injury?

A Rough Guide to Engineering - 1pm to 2pm - KS3

What is Engineering? Where can you find it? Come along on a journey around the world and find out all about what engineers do, and how they do it! Discover how engineers design cars that go hundreds of miles an hour, build structures that can survive earthquakes, and cook food by using only Mirrors! “A Rough Guide” can show you how Engineering has changed our lives!

Beyond the Rainbow – 2:30pm to 3:30pm - KS3

The Invisible World Take a journey beyond the rainbow in this whistle-stop tour of the electromagnetic spectrum. What do mobile phones, microwaves, suntans, night-vision cameras and your radio have in common? Why does your mobile phone make your radio click, and how do X-rays see through your skin?See how light can be polarised and find out why the sky is blue.