Railway themed STEM Investigation Sessions
Learning sessions can be extended with the addition of a STEM-related investigation- allow at least an additional hour in your visit for these. Many of these can be adapted to suit either a KS1 or KS2 class – let us know what you require when you book. Further details on request.
The Gauge investigation – exploring the differences between Brunel’s broad gauge and the standard gauge railway lines.
Beginning with a maths problem-solving activity using standard or non-standard measures, children investigate the difference in width between a broad gauge and a standard gauge line. They then explore the science behind Brunel’s design, comparing the stability of a broad-based structure over a narrow one.
Brunel’s Great Bridge Challenge
Based around Science and Engineering/DT, children are invited to explore some of the different types of bridge design before exploring, selecting and shaping different materials in order to design and build a bridge sturdy enough to hold a variety of different weights.