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STEM Starter! (5 days)

School residential visit STEM Starter! (5 days)

STEM Starter! (5 days)

"Introduce your students to the world of STEM with this fascinating week of activities centred around one of the UK's leading STEM teaching facilities here on the Isle of Wight. Visit local attractions and see STEM in practice in real world environments then return to the lab and perform some hands-on experiments. There will be opportunities to talk to STEM careers advisors and ambassadors from local technology, electronics and aerospace employers."

This week is designed to foster interest in STEM subjects and is ideal for KS2 students transitioning to high school, or KS3 students soon to decide on GCSE options and career choices. The activities are carefully chosen to appeal to girls as well as boys.

Suitability

Our tours are suitable for all age groups, but the subject matter and venues highlighted here are best suited to the following:

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Typical Timeline

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Day 1 Activity 1

Red Funnel Ferries
The original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 150 years

You have to take a ferry to reach the Isle of Wight ... so why not travel with Red Funnel and get your students learning from the moment they step on board?

Offering a wide range of learning activities covering most subjects and age groups, Red Funnel are our preferred travel partner.

Cruise across to the Isle of Wight on Red Funnel Ferries, making use of their amazing array of pre-prepared educational resources.

STEM is all around during the ferry crossing - all the maths involved in timetabling, loading and balancing, the physics involved in motion and forces such as propulsion and steering the vessel, and the engineering involved in keeping everything running, as well as health and safety aspects.

Our wide range of pre-visit, on-board and post-visit resources will help your students fully appreciate how without STEM, services such as those offered by Red Funnel would not be possible.

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Day 1 Activity 2

STEM Centre at IW College
A leading edge dedicated STEM learning resource centre

One of the UK's most advanced STEM teaching and resource centres designed to help meet the future employment needs of the Island's advanced engineering, electronic and aerospace employers. The centre opened its doors in summer 2015 and Education Destination are delighted to be able to offer activities and taster sessions to our groups!

See below for a menu of typical activities enjoyed by our visiting student groups, and for more information about the outstanding range of opportunities available here!

An introductory afternoon at the STEM Centre. A tour of the facility plus some ice-breaking activities in the lab putting the fun into science and whetting appetites for the week ahead!

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Day 2 Activity 1

Blackgang Chine
Land of Imagination...

Every year hundreds of school parties from across the country visit Blackgang Chine. Childrens' imaginations run wild as they enjoy the many themed areas around the park.

Blackgang provides a fertile base for activity play and learning, with exhibitions on coastal erosion, woodland & countryside crafts and the 'Wight Experience' "helicopter trip" over the Island!

A full day at the world's first theme park, Blackgang Chine, with one eye on the science behind how things work. There's a chance to explore the physics behind the Waterforce ride, roller coasters, animatronics and much more... plus chance to take in everything the park has to offer.

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Day 3 Activity 1

Isle of Wight Steam Railway
An award-winning Steam Railway to engage, inspire and excite you!

A living, working museum with a heritage railway passing through 5.5 miles of unspoilt countryside. The visitor can expect to step back in time to a bygone age. The adjacent, modern Train Story exhibition presents a timeline of the era of steam with lots of interpretative exhibits and hands-on activities.

A full day at Isle of Wight Steam Railway exploring the history of steam, workshop and museum tours and of course a steam train ride which can include a choice of activities around timetabling, forces and motion, speed and acceleration, displacement and much more.

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Day 4 Activity 1

STEM Centre at IW College
A leading edge dedicated STEM learning resource centre

One of the UK's most advanced STEM teaching and resource centres designed to help meet the future employment needs of the Island's advanced engineering, electronic and aerospace employers. The centre opened its doors in summer 2015 and Education Destination are delighted to be able to offer activities and taster sessions to our groups!

See below for a menu of typical activities enjoyed by our visiting student groups, and for more information about the outstanding range of opportunities available here!

Back to the STEM Centre for a full day of focused activity based on a topic of your choice. For example, teams could design, build and race their own miniature F1 cars. Or design a new invention in the CAD lab and see it brought to fruition on a CNC milling machine or full colour 3D printer. The possibilities are endless, and we'll talk to you in advance to determine the choice of activities that will best suit your group.

STEM Centre at IW College logo
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Day 5 Activity 1

The Model Village, Godshill
You have to see it to believe it!

Meticulously and humorously crafted scale models of the local area.

Absorb the slower pace of life in the early 1900s, leaving the hustle and bustle of modern day life outside the gate. Keep your eyes open for little Islanders at work and play!

Wind down with a visit to the quaint Godshill Model Village to learn how the intricate models are designed, hand-made and maintained by a team of experts. No CAD or 3D printing here! Just traditional design and engineering.

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Day 5 Activity 2

Red Funnel Ferries
The original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 150 years

You have to take a ferry to reach the Isle of Wight ... so why not travel with Red Funnel and get your students learning from the moment they step on board?

Offering a wide range of learning activities covering most subjects and age groups, Red Funnel are our preferred travel partner.

Back home on the ferry and students will have the opportunity to undertake yet more of the great resources available. Alternatively we can arrange for the students to return by high-speed ferry or even a hovercraft!

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More resources suitable for this tour
Key StageSubjectUnitvenueResources
Upper KS2EnglishSpoken LanguageIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2MathematicsStatistics / Handling DataRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2HistoryChronological UnderstandingIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2P.S.H.E.Working with othersRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2P.S.H.E.Health and WellbeingIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2EnglishGrammar & VocabularyThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2SciencePhysicsBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2HistoryChanges in the PastThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2EnglishWriting (Composition)Blackgang Chine
Upper KS2GeographyFieldwork InvestigationRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2EnglishReadingThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2MathematicsRatio & ProportionThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2GeographyLocational KnowledgeRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2Art & DesignCreativity in Art & DesignThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2Design & TechnologyTechnical KnowledgeThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2MathematicsNumberThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2GeographyPlace KnowledgeRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2SciencePhysicsIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2EnglishSpoken LanguageRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2MathematicsNumberIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2P.S.H.E.Health and WellbeingRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2HistoryHistorical InterpretationIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2EnglishReadingBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2ScienceBiologyBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2EnglishGrammar & VocabularyRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2P.S.H.E.Working with othersBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2R.E.History of ReligionThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2HistoryLocal History StudyBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2HistoryChronological UnderstandingRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2Art & DesignGraphic CommunicationBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2P.S.H.E.Working with othersThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2ScienceBiologyRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2HistoryChanges in the PastRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2ScienceChemistryIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2EnglishWriting (Composition)Red Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2MathematicsStatistics / Handling DataIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2Art & DesignCreativity in Art & DesignRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2HistoryChanges in the PastIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2EnglishReadingIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2EnglishSpoken LanguageBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2Art & DesignGraphic CommunicationIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2HistoryChronological UnderstandingThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2HistoryHistory StudyRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2EnglishWriting (Composition)The Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyThe Model Village, Godshill
Upper KS2SciencePhysicsRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2Crossover ProjectsMulti-venue ProjectsRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2GeographyGeographical Skills and FieldworkRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2EnglishWriting (Composition)Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Upper KS2EnglishReadingRed Funnel Ferries
KS3HistoryHistorical EnquiryIsle of Wight Steam Railway
KS3HistoryIdeas, political power, industry and empire: Britain 1745-1901Red Funnel Ferries
KS3MathematicsWorking MathematicallyRed Funnel Ferries
KS3HistoryMedieval Britain 1066-1509The Model Village, Godshill










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