Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

KS3 Engineering Workshops

Unfortunately, we are not able to visit schools and deliver our full catalogue of activities at the moment. We have adapted selected workshops to be delivered virtually via Teams or Zoom, all of these are listed below.

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An Introduction to GIS

1-2hrs | up to 40 students | Yr9-13
A 1 or 2-hour session which can include a 30-minute computer-based lab session which presents the opportunities and benefits of analysing geographical data through the use of GIS. Students will gain an understanding of GIS, its applications and learn about geospatial technologies that are used to collect, analyse and present geographical data.

SAgE Outreach Intro to GPS

Pitch Perfect

3hr | up to 30 students | Yr9-13
A 3-hour practical session, including 2 hours of outdoor fieldwork, to analyse the suitability of your school’s field for football, i.e. is it level. This session brings together basic Maths and applies it to a Geography scenario. It can be run by university staff or just the levelling equipment can be hired for your own fieldwork projects.

SAgE Outreach Pitch Perfect

What Floats your Boat?

1hr | up to 40 students | Yr7-9
This interactive workshop introduces physics and engineering concepts such as buoyancy and density. The students are then challenged to build a boat with specific materials and a budget.

Curriculum Links
Physics: Physical Changes 

SAgE Outreach What Floats

Ask Our Students

1hr | up to 300 students | Yr3-12
Invite Newcastle University students from a range of subject areas to talk to your students and answer their questions. This may be useful for A Level Biology students who aren't sure of the difference between studying Biology, Animal Science or Zoology or perhaps a chance for KS3 pupils to learn about the different types of engineering or even for a year 6 class to find out what real scientists do.

Ask Our Students
SAgE Outreach Key