Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

KS4-5 Engineering Workshops

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

Explore Engineering

1hr | up to 40 students | Yr10-11
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.

Curriculum Links
Physics: Energy; Electricity. 

SAgE Outreach Exploring

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

Renewable Energy: A Breeze?

1hr | up to 40 students | Yr10-11
A debate on the postive and negative aspects of renewable energy, particularly in the form of wind turbines. Students will also be set the task of incorporating various factors to decide where to build a windfarm. A great activity for building teamwork and debating skills as well as picking up knowledge on a very current STEM issue. 

Curriculum Links
Chemisty: Earth and atmospheric science
Biology: Ecosystems
Physics: Energy; Electricity. 

Renewable Energy: A Breeze?

Renewable Energy: Driving the Future of Transport?

45-60mins | up to 40 students | Yr10-13
This workshop covers the current issues and solutions for sustainable energy sources for transport. The internal workings of current car engines and the sources of potential future fuels are explored, via some exciting demonstrations. Students will have the opportunity to build their own hydrogen-powered model car and to consider current advances in electric vehicles and why they are currently a more popular choice than hydrogen.

Curriculum Links
Chemistry: Fuels; Combustion; Energy; Electrolysis.
Physics: Energy, Renewable energy; Electricity.

hydrogen car
 
SAgE Outreach Key