Which workshop idea do you like best?
Like most educational providers, the summer holidays are the quietist for us when it comes to delivering workshops (this does not include our NCS work!). So whilst we have this extra time, our Education Communicators have been coming up with a few new ideas to make our workshops even more fun and exciting, ready for the new school year.
From electrical currents to glowing beads, our team have been hard at work creating interesting educational content that students will be able to connect with and enjoy. Now we want to know which of these potential activities is your favourite!
Pick out of these 4 ideas which is your favourite and vote via our Twitter poll – find us at: @bydesigngroup
WINNER IS: Code Breaking!
Physics of Flight:
Students will create their own paper airplanes and test them using this awesome flight machine. They will have a little competition to see which plane flies the furthest, making the challenge even more interesting.
This is a childhood classic game! Our team have created their very own buzz wire game, using a battery, electrical wires and of course a metal buzz wire. Students will get the chance to make their own versions, whilst exploring how electrical currents work.
Code Breaking: WINNER!
This crazy contraption is a home-made Enigma Machine! Incredibly, the Enigma Machine was invented by the German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I and was used to send cryptic messages about secret missions and battle plans to allies in the war, stopping other countries from finding out.
This all changed in World War II when Alan Turing, English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist, developed a machine of his own which could crack intercepted coded messages from the Germans. Turing played a pivotal role in winning World War II through his scientific brilliance, hailing him to be a hero. Find out more here.
Ultraviolet (UV) Beads:
These colour changing jewels are a fascinating thing to see. Indoors they are a clear white colour but as soon at the sun hits them, they transform into beautifully coloured beads! This is all down to the UV light that comes from the sun and is a fantastic example of how electromagnetic radiation has an impact on humans and certain objects, even though you can not see it.
Which one are you going to choose? Vote for your favourite on our Twitter poll here!