Following its success last year winning the Herts Advertiser teaching award for innovation, Verulam School STEM club has enjoyed a busy start to the year.
This first term has focused on chemistry and included understanding how hydrogels work in nappies including adding household substances to wet nappies to try to reduce the weight! They also measured how stretchy different types of sweets are and whether heating them up made a difference.
The rest of the year will see different STEM faculties taking the lead on half termly projects. The students will learn some coding and investigate some computing hardware, produce some magical maths and enjoy understanding how art is also a major part of STEM. They will be also having some visits from STEM ambassadors with an engineering focus and taking part in trips to see their STEM subjects in action in the world of work