We started STEM week with a special singing assembly, but suddenly our computer was taken over by hackers! Agent Stem burst in and explained that the spy academy had hacked onto our computers, and she was there to see if Onslow Infants could be their next recruits. We were told that different agents and STEM experts would be coming to see us.
Our first visitor was Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a space scientist and can often be seen on Cbeebies! She talked to us about building rockets that go into space and space travel. She then gave us a fuel cell which we decorated. Outside we were given half a vitamin tablet and some water. We put the lids on, turned them upside down, and then they shot up like a rocket!
In class we became engineers and tried to build the best paper plane. We used different materials and created planes of different sizes to see which would work best. We measured the distance the planes flew. One plane flew 7m in the classroom and 11m outside!
In the afternoon we were visited by a climate change scientist. We completed a science experiment to see if ice would melt faster in hot or cold water. We then spoke a lot about how we can look after our planet!
Day two of STEM week started with some escape rooms! Each class around the school had a different theme and different tasks for the children to complete. In some classes they had to find a password to unlock a computer, or find keys to open a lock. They finished the day with 6 numbers which would hopefully be the code to unlock the final prize and become members of the spy academy.
On our next two days we unlocked our suitcase from the spy academy and won stickers and sweets, had a visit from a CGI animator and made lava lamps!
On our last day we had an astronomer come in and show us his telescope and the pictures he's taken of space. The visitor in the afternoon was a material scientist who showed us 3D printed models, a 3D camera, an infrared camera, bone conducting headphones, directional sound and even a robot! Last of all we made chocolate ice cream in a bag!