Welcome to STEAMShip
STEM champions – Explorers in the worlds of Science Technology Engineering Art & Mathematics.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The addition of the A for Arts recognises the essential role creativity plays in STEM subjects. “Creativity involves putting your imagination to work. In a sense, creativity is applied imagination.”¹ We aim to make STEM more attractive and comprehensible to a wider group of students and ensure the next generation of citizens are equipped with the vital skills for taking on real world challenges of the 21st century. “Innovation is the child of imagination”²
At STEAMShip we create online resources, kits and topic based learning experiences to help schools enhance their STEAM education. We work with schools, organisations and individuals to create new and exciting ways to learn.
We understand that all of us have a desire to learn, tinker, make and invent but we don’t always have the confidence or know-how to get started. Our aim is to help create the structure and environment to nurture a curious mind through re-imagined curricula.
To conclude British Science Week 2019, The Palladian Academy trust schools held a STEM celebration event over two days at Ralph Allen School, Bath. All the schools in the trust embraced the opportunity to share [...]
As part of our science week activities we’ve been looking at a few green technology concepts. There are many great examples and we found the Salt Powered Robot Kit by Kidz Labs was a perfect [...]
When we were asked to work with Mufti Games, a Bristol-based organisation which creates playful and memorable experiences for all ages, naturally we jumped at the chance. There is overwhelming evidence of the importance of [...]
This is the first of a series of posts in which we'll look at different techniques of developing interactive stories. In this first post, we'll explore techniques to help you start to produce stories and [...]
Nintendo changed the landscape of video games over a decade ago with the revolutionary Wii remote which came bundled with the Wii console. Never before had such a broad span of the population been caught [...]
Coding - It's not a computer thing, not a techie thing, not a gadgets thing - it's a language thing! Coding essentially involves using languages to perform tasks, to communicate ideas and to express your [...]
We recently held a 'making' activity day themed around dragons. Inspired by this topic we decided to explore some new ideas for using the BBC Micro:Bit creatively, developing projects for making and coding in a [...]
I was excited to receive the original Solder: Time watch by Spikenzie Labs as a birthday present and I thought it would make a good project for a steampunk watch. I have been a fan [...]
We challenged one of our junior crew members to come up with some designs for fidget spinners made out of Lego pieces. Have you ever really wanted a fidget spinner of your own but [...]
Electro dough is a great way to introduce lessons on circuits to younger learners. It is such a tactile way to get involved with building and engages the creative mind, placing more emphasis on creative [...]
From all across the world, teams of young people have gathered at the University of Bath, UK, to participate in the First Lego League International Open Championship 2017. How fortunate for the Steamship crew that [...]
Quotations: 1,2: Sir Ken Robinson – Out of Our Minds