At Great Missenden we are all MAD about Science and we are thinking scientifically in all that we do;
in addition to our independent Science lessons, we weave scientific thinking into many of our creative topics across the curriculum and encourage children to be involved in extra curricular activities such as competitions, school trips, STEM weeks, themed weeks and after school clubs. These rich and exciting opportunities to learn help to develop a passion for Science that everyone at Great Missenden can experience.
STEM WEEK – 3D Printing, Coding, sketch-up and robotics
The children at Great Missenden School have had such an exciting STEM week 2019. They were visited by a local engineer (Chris from Technet) who works closely with schools offering a wide range of workshops to inspire the next generation of inventors.
Following an introductory assembly about the benefits of 3D printing, coding and robotics, children from all year groups were given the opportunity to explore and play around with a range of different technologies, watch a 3D printer in action and create their own coding for robots.
At the end of each session the children were fortunate enough to take their own 3D printed name tags or USB sticks home with them!
A fantastic week all round!
STEM WEEK continued
Year 5 and 6 have had such an exciting start to their STEM week. After an introduction to what STEM week stands for (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) the children were joined by our guest visitor Mr Hoy from Cutting Edge in Pitstone. Mr Hoy asked the children to design a clock. The best designs from both year groups were selected and within the space of an hour they had been drawn onto a CAD program and cut into a 3-D clock made from the plastic Corian. The process involved using computing skills to redraw the designs and understanding how the mathematical coordinates were relevant to the cutting machines. We then sent the winning designs to the Cutting Edge workshop by email and watched the whole manufacturing process via a Skype link to the workshop. It was a sensational day – so many young inventors were inspired! A HUGE thanks to all the staff at CUTTING EDGE for their voluntary support.
Science Week 2017
Children had a great time during science week with Google Expeditions, Natural World Experiences coming in to school and inspiring everyone. Children also took part in investigative learning through marble runs and water rockets.