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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 [...]

Building a Mad Scientist’s Vintage Lab

There are lots of kits available these days for the budding electronics engineer, but we thought it would be great fun to prototype a minature version the kind of lab you might see being used by a crazy scientist performing some questionable electronic experiments in a remote castle somewhere. We also thought it'd be interesting [...]

By |2019-03-14T14:36:12+00:00March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

Workshop with Mufti Games – Taking Things Apart: A Case Study.

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 play in learning, you only have to look at the work of Semour Papert and Mitch Resnik and ultimately their [...]

By |2019-02-06T13:24:05+00:00February 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kelly Stanford – Ventures into Sci-art

Hello, I’m Kelly Stanford, a 23 year-old Manchester-based artist who likes to explore novel ways of using the visual arts as a form of science communication. My first ventures into sci-art started during my college art studies when there was a resurgence of public interest in scientific projects such as the Large Hadron Collider at [...]

By |2019-01-28T16:49:19+00:00January 25th, 2019|Art, Contributors, Science|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

Exploring Story Development: Writing stories for games

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 look at ways to prepare them for working with digital tools to make them more interactive such as Scratch and [...]

By |2018-11-08T15:27:50+00:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How I got involved in STEAM. Dan Hulbert writes.

My journey began with a passion for all things music and music production. I play the guitar, piano and sing having played in many bands. I loved learning how to play and eventually master the techniques needed to play. I treated each new lesson as a problem that needed solving and slowly increased my skills. [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:35:21+00:00October 17th, 2018|Contributors|0 Comments

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit Unboxing & First Impressions

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 up the world of video game entertainment. The very young, senior citizens, whole families getting together to compete at Wii [...]

By |2019-01-19T15:35:34+00:00September 20th, 2018|Reviews, Technology|0 Comments