National STEM Day is a day dedicated to celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths and we have some brilliant work to share in honour of the day that took place on 8 November.
Learners at R.E.A.L. often use LEGO Education’s resources as it integrates STEM concepts into its models and kits. One learner who works from home recently made LEGO’s ‘High-Tech Seesaw’ on National STEM Day.
Duncan Allen, STEM Co-ordinator at R.E.A.L. said: “The purpose of the session was to build a motorised seesaw, and the learner had to create a code so that the tilt sensors built into it could make it move up and down.
“The learner has worked through several years worth of curriculum now and next we’ll be moving onto a much more complicated code for a robot that can stand on two wheels. The robot also uses tilt sensors like the seesaw but it needs fast calculations to remain upright.
“If you’re intrigued by STEM, I’d recommend looking at Google’s ‘family, fun science’ page.”
Click here to visit the page, for lots of facts, mythbusters and out of this world photos.