Posted on: May 23rd 2022

STEM Buoyancy

All year 9 pupils took part in STEM Buoyancy workshop last week. They learnt about buoyancy, displacement, density, Newton's third law and Archimedes principle through practical activities and experiments. In teams, they were tasked with designing and building a ship which was stable in water while carrying as much cargo as possible. This practical task concluded in the pupils testing their ships and discovering which team has succeeded in carrying the most cargo whilst staying afloat. They were also made aware of career opportunities in Sea Cadets and how that compared to some similar professions.