Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

KS3 STEM 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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Becoming a Street Scientist

1hr | up to 40 students | Yr7-9
This workshop gives students the chance to work together and practice some Street Science demonstrations. The group will learn what it takes to be a Street Scientist and their confidence will be boosted when they perform our favourite demonstrations to the rest of the class.

Curriculum Links
Physics: Forces; Sound Waves; Electricity; Light Waves.
Maths: Number

SAgE Outreach Becoming

Island Escape

2hrs | up to 40 students | Yr7-9
Students will be stranded on a desert island. They will work in small teams to complete a number of engaging tasks including cracking codes, engineering a shelter, navigating a route off the island and identifying animal species.

Curriculum Links
Maths: Alegebra; Number.
Biology: Genetics and Evolution

SAgE Outreach Island

STEM Articulate

30mins-1hr | up to 60 students | Yr7-13
STEM Articulate is a fast paced game that will test your students’ knowledge of STEM. We recommend this session is booked alongside another STEM session.

SAgE Outreach STEM Articulate

Routes into STEM

30-45mins | up to 250 students | Yr9-13
A presentation that introduces students to the exciting world of STEM, including studying STEM at university and future career opportunities with case studies from our graduates.

SAgE Outreach STEM Careers


1hr | up to 60 students | Yr7-13
An interactive workshop which explores the world of STEM and why students might like to pursue it. The workshop looks at how STEM has influenced our world, what studying STEM at university involves and allows students to map out possible careers in STEM.

SAgE Outreach Why STEM

Climate Choices

1hr | up to 40 students | Yr7-9
New for 2019! Explore the causes and impacts of climate change across the globe in this interactive workshop. If a big enough space is available the workshop will begin with an interactive demonstration of the Greenhouse Effect. Students will also be able to discover the effects that the choices they make have on the planet in an exciting new game. 

Curriculum Links
Chemistry: Earth and Atmosphere
Biology: Interactions and Interdependencies; Genetics and Evolution
Geography: Human and Physical Geography

STEM Outreach - Climate Change

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