Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

KS4-5 Earth Science 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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The Future of our Farms

60-90mins | up to 40 students | Yr12-13
This session will help students unearth the challenges facing modern agriculture. As the global population rises to unprecedented levels, pressure on food production is at an all-time high. Through hands-on experiences and lively debate your students will develop and discuss solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

STEM Outreach - Future of our Farms

Coral Reefs of the UK and Ireland

60-90mins | up to 50 students | Yr10-13
They might not be a big tourist attraction as the shallow, warm, tropical corals reefs in Australia and Asia, but did you know the UK has it’s very own coral reefs? Not so easy to dive to as they are 300 meters under water. Deep-sea corals have been living in the dark and building up mounds as high as the Eiffel tower.

SAgE Outreach Coral Reefs

Earthquakes on Mars: Marsquakes

60-90mins | up to 50 students | Yr10-13
How does the geological history of Mars compare to Earth? Do they have plate tectonics? And what kind of geological data has been collected by the rovers? What do fossils look like on Mars?

SAgE Outreach Marsquakes

Exploring the Physics Behind GPS

60-90mins | up to 40 students | Yr10-13
An hour or an hour and a half session which can include a 30 minute computer based lab session which presents an overview of current Global Navigation Satellite Systems, the physics behind how they work and their applications in daily life. This exercise is suitable for Year 10 upwards.

SAgE Outreach Intro to GPS

The North East Rocks!

60-90mins | up to 50 students | Yr10-13
From the rocks and location of Hadrian’s wall to the vast riches coming from Carboniferous peat bogs, there is a clear link between the rocks we can find in our back garden and (geological) history. What is the origin of the rocks found in the North East of England? Why did the Romans build Hadrian’s wall where it is? 

SAgE Outreach Rocks

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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