Steam Week Kicks Off at BIS-NY


As #STEAM week kicks off, our clever #BISNY students have been getting involved in taking part in a wide range of activities that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics across all year groups.

In Reception, children brought in objects for investigation including an abacus, a self-designed and engineered Valentine’s Day card, a racing car with variable speed and a working Lego watch.

Buoyancy was a topic for exploration in Year 1, where 'The Gingerbread Man' story inspired the children to design their own boats to carry the Gingerbread Man across the river. They trialed a range of materials to create their vessels and tested their effectiveness in a paddling pool in the garden.

Year 3 have used their music lessons to learn about vibration and how it relates to the dynamic qualities of their music. They observed the differences in vibration of musical instruments. Back in class they also investigated light by exploring how it can be manipulated in different ways.

Year 4 enjoyed a STEAM morning devoted to an exploration of magnetism, and Year 5 launched their new Unit of Inquiry with a sensory Light Room. They also investigated electrical circuits in their Technology lessons and studied periscopes and the way light travels.

As part of their weekly Solar One! elective, Year 6 students tested the Wattage of various electrical appliances.

To conclude our STEAM week, our Year 8 and Year 9 students hosted BIS-NY’s 5th annual STEAM Fair where parents staff and peers were invited to view the display of the various individual inquiries involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

Thank you to all the students and families that supported STEAM our BIS-NY STEAM week for all your amazing hard work and contributions!


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