Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

KS3 Engineering Workshops

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.

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Changing the World with Engineering?

1hr | up to 40 students | Yr6-8
Students will learn about the different kinds of engineering, some of the scientific principles and how it transforms the world around us. The interactive session includes profiles of real engineers and a range of different interactive activities, including building a mini robot, creating a car and desigining a water filter.

SAgE Outreach Changing

Explore Engineering

1hr | up to 40 students | Yr7-9
This activity gives the students an insight into the world of engineering and tasks the students to build a circuit that replicates a pedestrian traffic light system giving the students the opportunity to get hands-on experience with many electrical engineering components.

SAgE Outreach Exploring

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.

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
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