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British Motor Museum announces STEAM fortnight for Schools in March 2020

Published: 20/01/2020

The British Motor Museum is pleased to announce a fortnight of STEAM based educational activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths) for Key Stages 2 & 3 from March 2 – 13 2020. Designed to coincide with National Science Week, the Museum will be offering a new range of interactive activities to enhance students’ learning and tackle some of the transport issues facing future generations.

The STEAM fortnight is an addition to the Museum’s normal schools programme and offers students an immersive and active learning experience, surrounded by the world’s largest collection of historic British cars. During the day of their visit each group will rotate between four or five different activities each lasting around 20 minutes, keeping enthusiasm and engagement levels high.

The students will meet the Museum’s resident mad scientists, Professor Pickle and Dr Pumpkin, and help them solve the problem of how to be green and power the cars of the future  - delivered in a high octane interactive science show. Students can also become car designers for a day expressing their creative sides as they design a Land Rover cut-out car for the 21st century.

Collaborating as ‘engineering’ teams students will road test remote controlled Jaguar D-Types around a special racetrack. Whilst the maths & technology elements of STEAM will involve getting hands-on in a LEGO® workshop investigating the effects of gears and ratios.

Emma Rawlinson, Life Long Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum said “Our STEAM fortnight is designed to be fun and engaging, giving pupils the chance to learn outside the classroom and explore the five core elements of STEAM in more depth. We are also delighted to be partnering with the STEM ambassadors from MoD Kineton who will be joining us on certain dates to give pupils the opportunity to collaborate and put their RVR Robots through their paces”.

Schools can also benefit from the Museums Travel Support Fund (made possible by support from Arts Council England). This fund will cover the full cost of coach travel for schools booking a place during the STEAM fortnight and offers up to £300 towards travel costs at other times.

The STEAM programme cost is £12.50 per pupil for a full day at the Museum (10am – 2pm). Maximum number of pupils per day is 150 (5 groups of 30).

For more information about the Schools Programme or to request a brochure please visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/schools or email education@britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 649649

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