STEM Celebration Event with the Palladian Academy, Bath

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 their work with each other. Around 200 pupils were selected to represent their school and talk about the work their [...]

Making a DIY Battery Using the Salt-Powered Robot Kit

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 way to demonstrate how you can make batteries and generate electricity via chemical interactions.     Scientists are [...]

By |2019-03-13T10:37:44+00:00March 13th, 2019|Circuits, Projects, Robotics, Science, STEAM|0 Comments

Harry Potter Potions Lesson

Harry Potter Potions Lesson For a recent Harry Potter birthday party, we wanted to take the narrative of the story and inject some  fun STEM elements into the activities, so we set up our own potions lesson for the party guests to make their own Harry Potter inspired potions. The guests were quite young so [...]

By |2019-03-11T07:05:39+00:00March 11th, 2019|Projects, Science, STEAM|0 Comments

Building An Interactive Orchestra Diagram

We continue to work with junior members of the STEAMShip crew to help realise their creative ambitions. This project was a year 8 music homework assignment to create a diagram of an orchestra, showing the various sections - strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. In true STEAMShip style our crew member, Lois, wanted to make something [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:34:59+00:00November 16th, 2018|Art, Projects, Technology|0 Comments

Don’t Wake the Dragon! – Making and Coding with the BBC Micro:Bit

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 creative way is at the heart of everything we do here at the STEAMShip. Hic Est Draco - Roar! [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:36:26+00:00June 1st, 2018|Coding, Engineering, Projects, Technology|0 Comments

Steampunking the Spikenzie Labs Solder : Time Watch

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 of nixie tube watches for a while, in particular, the ChronodeVFD cyberpunk wristwatch by J. M. De Cristofaro which isn't [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:36:43+00:00January 12th, 2018|Projects, Technology|0 Comments

A Paper Circuits Christmas Card Challenge

  As a seasonal challenge I thought I would try to make a light-up Christmas card. I have documented the entire process and challenges I faced along the way. Why don’t you have a go with some paper circuits? The advantage with using a paper based medium for this project is that it [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:37:01+00:00December 20th, 2017|Art, Projects, Technology|0 Comments

Fun with LED Glowies and Throwies

LED Glowies and Throwies are great little lights which you can use as building blocks for all kinds of STEAM projects. A simple LED Glowie consists of an LED and 1 or 2 cell batteries, taped together. To make one you put the positive wire (longer wire) of the LED on the positive + side [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:37:30+00:00September 20th, 2017|Art, Projects, Technology|0 Comments

Junior STEAMShip Challenge: How To Build Your Own Lego Fidget Spinner

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 your parents won't let you get one? Or do you just want to put your Lego to good use? If [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:37:42+00:00September 20th, 2017|Projects|0 Comments