STEM@CCYD

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.

Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) aims to show industry just how talented the next wave of engineers and technicians are by bringing students and industry together for the benefit of all those involved and the future prosperity of the Welsh Economy.

We run numerous activities across Wales, providing students with the opportunity to gain practical experience working with industries, businesses and higher education.

Please find a link below with some activities for you to try.

http://www.stemcymru.org.uk/home/whats-on/competitions/

CCYD’s Summer 2020 Chocolate Design Competition! 
 
The Art and D&T departments have come together to give you this exciting opportunity to DESIGN YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE BAR, with the winners getting their chocolate bar made for real along with their packaging. 


For more information see the design pack here which tells you the themes and customers to design for.
“CLICK HERE FOR DESIGN PACK”
  • To download the packaging template “CLICK HERE FOR TEMPLATE”.
  • Entries in by 9th August so you’ve got time to create something amazing!
  • This competition is only open to CCYD pupils so the winner will be from our school…..it could be YOU!!!!! Good luck!


Don’t want to design chocolate bars? Make some chocolate with our video guide! – https://youtu.be/XU1mTzmxbNw

Technocamps Summer of STEM

Your next STEM challenge – can you make your own chocolate?
 
How to make chocolate at home, in detail in this video, with Mrs Deeming:
The super short version is here:

Send us some pictures of your homemade choccies!
Hey CCYD ladies! Tuesday 23rd June is international Women in Engineering Day!
Do you want to be an engineer? You’ll create things that will change the world! https://youtu.be/fC1mpZpn5Vk
 
Have a go:
+ Design a sustainable city competition! Entries in by this Thursday 25th June, prizes include a solar mechanics kit.  https://bit.ly/2ARbDG3 #STEMClubsWeek 
 
Join in:
+ Attend an online workshop:  23 June, 10-12am or 4-6pm. sign up for a free FireTechCamp Online workshop on Artificial Intelligence technology in medicine and self driving cars – you can create your own AI too.  
+ Attend a webinar:  23 June, 3-4pm – Five highly paid women in engineering give an insight into engineering as a career. They look at how engineers plan for the big challenges society faces. Do you want to go into engineering? Check it out! Register on this link: https://ice.org.uk/events/stem-engineers-planning-next-big-challenge-webinar
 
Watch:
+ Women in aerospace engineering talk about how they got where they are https://youtu.be/YR9G7wgNLWE
+ British construction engineer interviews Jess, a mechanical engineer. https://youtu.be/Xn1fetWgDAA 
+ Check out what women engineers have made in the past!  https://youtu.be/Vg0NCzRoO0U
 
Chat to a teacher:
Mrs Deeming and Mrs Sutor are women teaching engineering at CCYD – email us if you want to know more about engineering and how amazing it is! 
Win coding and robotics sets – two weekly challenges from the Royal Academy of Engineering for 11-14 year olds. 
 
How to make the ultimate paper aeroplane!
 
Five Space challenges including a certificate if you try them out!
https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/news-and-views/news/space-challenges-home
 
BBC Design the supercar of the future competition – it closes on the 10 June so get going! 
 

Chwarae Teg presents three free 1 hour webinars for girls who are interested in careers within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

  • 1pm June 18th in partnership with Technocamps
  • 1pm July 1st in partnership with The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
  • 10am July 16th in partnership with The Royal Mint

Looking for something to break up your day?

Calling all home schoolers… Tune in for FREE every Tuesday for Space to Learn, an inspirational hour with an astronaut, for all children studying at home or in school. Hear the best space stories from a different guest astronaut each week with a LIVE 45 minute Q&A,.

Another free STEM resource for projects the learners can make at home