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Primary Thematic Units: STEM

Supporting the statutory requirements for the Areas of Learning of the NI Curriculum at Key Stage 2. Read more...

Norn Iron's Ordinary Heroes

A comic celebrating people who have achieved extrordinary success in the areas of STEM. Read more...

STEM in Minecraft

Pupils develop empathy for how people lived in Viking times by overcoming a number of problems encountered through everyday Viking life, in Minecraft! Read more...

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Case Studies

Promoting STEM through the NI Curriculum

Making Learning Connections

STEM Innovation

CCEA adopted innovation as a tool that could be used by schools to bring about lasting change in terms of adding value to their STEM provision. Schools were given the opportunity to gain an insight into and discuss innovation in STEM education. Read more...

Assessing UICT through STEM Futures

This case study shows a good example of how careful selection of curriculum material leads to work which satisfies several statutory requirements at once. Read more...

STEM Heroes

Schools across Northern Ireland had the opportunity to celebrate and share STEM Heroes in their local community. This booklet gives a summary of some of the exciting work that was carried out by pupils in both Primary and Post-Primary schools. Read more...

 

Streamlining in Sport

 

Introduction/Overview

Who Dromore High School and New-Bridge Integrated College
Duration 3 weeks
Key Stage 3
Subject Strands Science, Technology and Design and Mathematics
Cross-curricular Skills Using Maths and Using ICT
Key Elements Employability
Business Links Hole Shot Motor Sport

The project covered three weeks. It began when pupils and teachers from both schools came together for a STEM activity day which was held at Dromore High School. Pupils participated in other activities at their own schools which where delivered through STEM subjects. The project ended with another STEM activity day, were again pupils from both schools joined together at Dromore High School.

In Science pupils researched ‘Streamlining in Sport’ and in Technology and Design they explored structure and shapes in relation to aerodynamics in sport. The main challenge for pupils was to investigate the relationship between speed, air resistance and the shape of model cars. Pupils produced model cars using K’nex and three vacuum formed car bodies. They then tested their cars' speeds in a wind tunnel and worked out air resistance.