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Y8 students learn about rocket construction during their visit to the STEM Module - View Full Size Image
Y8 students learn about rocket construction during their visit to the STEM Module
Y8 students experimenting with forces during their visit to the STEM Module - View Full Size Image
Y8 students experimenting with forces during their visit to the STEM Module
Y8 students enjoying their workshop during the STEM Module’s visit - View Full Size Image
Y8 students enjoying their workshop during the STEM Module’s visit
Y8 students enjoying their Physics workshop in the STEM Module - View Full Size Image
Y8 students enjoying their Physics workshop in the STEM Module
31/03/2014 STEM MODULE MAKES POPULAR RETURN TO LORETO COLLEGE

The STEM Module made its second visit of the academic year to Loreto College Coleraine, on Monday 31st March, with Year 8 students having the opportunity to take part in STEM Physics workshops on the topic of Forces and Energy.

Launched in 2009, the STEM Module is a mobile laboratory and workshop equipped with everything required to deliver a state of the art learning experience to schools across the province. The STEM module project is funded by the Department of Education and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, and managed by the North Eastern Education and Library Board. The students learned about the development of all kinds of flying machines from the first attempts at flying to the early rockets produced in China to modern day rockets launched to travel in space. They then had the opportunity to design and make their own rockets, learning how to optimise flight time and distance of travel of the rockets. The students thoroughly enjoyed this informative and innovative workshop, which developed both their understanding of the use of forces and motion and a highly competitive atmosphere as each student tried to maximise the flight of their rocket. The Year 8 students and their teachers thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the STEM module and were enthusiastic about the learning experience it offered on such an interesting topic.

Mrs Maeve Close and Mrs Katrina Brolly of the Loreto College Physics Department, paid tribute to all those who had helped run the event and to the students for their enthusiastic participation.