Stemillions: Stemettes In Their Millions

While many of us were home and the schools were closed, Stemettes ran events online – to keep our community inspired, motivated and learning. Each week we ran a Stemillions Meal Plan. Follow along with the recordings below as a club and work your way through these 12 Meal Plans.

 

 

Dame Zaha Hadid – Architect

 

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid RA was an Iraqi-British architect. Follow along as you are introduced to Zaha and her career before having a go at an origami activity inspired by Zaha’s designs. This Meal Plan will help you understand how important art is in STEM.Ingredients:
MAKE: 8 square pieces of paper
EXPLORE: internet access, colouring pencils, pens, plain paper (any size)
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  • Recommended ages: 7-11.
  • 60 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 5/5.

 

 

Dr Eugenia Cheng – Mathematician

 

Dr Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician, pianist & best-selling author. In this Meal Plan you will meet Dr Cheng and find out what it’s liked to be a Quantum Physicist. You will then have a go at creating your own song, rap or poem about a science topic you love.Ingredients:
MAKE: Square sweets, A4 paper and a pen
EXPLORE: Internet access
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  • Recommended Ages: 4-11.
  • 60 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 3/5.

 

 

Dr Merritt Moore – Quantum Physicist

 

Merritt Moore is a ballet dancer and Quantum Physicist. In this Meal Plan you will get to meet Merritt Moore and learn more about her career, before taking part in a group activity to see how waves travel in the MAKE activity or investigate their daily life in alternate universes in the EXPLORE activity.Ingredients:
MAKE: sticky tape, skewers and sweets.
EXPLORE: pens and A4 paper.
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  • Recommended Ages: 9-11.
  • 45 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 4/5.

 

 

Anne Pacros – Mission and Payload Manager

 

Anne Pacros is a Mission and Payload Manager on the Solar Orbiter mission. After meeting Anne and learning more about her career, have a go at designing your own satellite in the EXPLORE activity or be just like Anne and try to protect an egg after it’s launched in the MAKE activity.Ingredients:
MAKE: Egg, paper straws, plastic bag and string
EXPLORE: Colouring pencils, pens and plain paper (any size)
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  • Recommended Ages: 7-11.
  • 45 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 2/5.

 

Roma Agrawal – Structural Engineer

 

Roma is a Structural Engineer who constructed The Shard, meet her in this Meal Plan. In the MAKE activity, you can investigate the strength of columns and see why they are important in buildings , or take a look at how The Shard was built in the EXPLORE activity.Ingredients:
MAKE: Sticky tape, paper (any size), heavy object (e.g. books)
EXPLORE: Internet access
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  • Recommended Ages: 4-11.
  • 45 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 2/5.

 

 

Katherine Johnson – Mathematician & NASA Human-Computer

 

This Meal Plan is all about Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who was one of the early ‘human computers’ for NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. After the club members are introduced to Johnson, they have 2 space-related options for activities to choose from. In the MAKE they will create a scale model of our solar system using sweets or investigate the phases of the moon in the EXPLORE.Ingredients:
MAKE: Sweets and internet access
EXPLORE: Plain paper (any size), pens, internet access and biscuits (optional)
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  • Recommended Ages: 6-11.
  • 45 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 3/5.

 

Angela Taylor – Software Engineer

 

Angela Taylor is a Software Engineer at Google. Learn more about her and her career and then either get creative and design a Google Doodle in the MAKE or get imaginative in the EXPLORE and come up with a new product for Google.Ingredients:
MAKE: Pens, colouring pencils and plain paper (any size)
EXPLORE: Pens, colouring pencils and plain paper (any size)
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  • Recommended Ages: 4-11.
  • 45 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 2/5.

 

Sheila Scott OBE – English Aviator

 

Sheila Scott OBE was an English aviator who broke over 100 aviation records. After learning more about Sheila, build and modify paper planes in the MAKE or find out more about other women in aviation in the EXPLORE activity.Ingredients:
MAKE: A4 paper and internet access
EXPLORE: Colouring pencils, internet access and plain paper (any size)
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  • Recommended Ages: 6-11.
  • 60 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 3/5.

 

 

Cristina Pascalau – Front-End Developer

 

Cristina is a Front-End software developer within FICC at Bank of America. After meeting Cristina, start to think like a coder in a code-cracking exercise in the MAKE activity or design the look of an app just like Cristina does in the EXPLORE activity.Ingredients:
MAKE: Pens and paper (any size)
EXPLORE: Plain paper (any size), colouring pencils and a mobile phone
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  • Recommended Ages: 5-11.
  • 45 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 3/5.

 

Pooja Godhania – Section Engineer

 

Pooja is a Section Engineer working for John Sisk and Sons in their Civils UK Division. Learn more about Pooja before creating a geodesic dome (commonly used in engineering) using sweets and cocktails sticks in the MAKE or design the roads of the future like Pooja in the EXPLORE.Ingredients:
MAKE: Sweets, cocktail sticks and internet access
EXPLORE: Colouring pencils and plain paper
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  • Recommended Ages: 5-11.
  • 45 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 3/5.

 

Maryam Mirzakhani – Mathematician

 

Maryam Mirzakhani was an Iranian mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. After learning more about her, build an origami cube in the MAKE or learn more about other women who have won Nobel Prizes in the EXPLORE.Ingredients:
MAKE: 6 sheets of square paper
EXPLORE: Pens, plain paper (any size) and internet access
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  • Recommended Ages: 7-11.
  • 45 Minutes Long.
  • Difficulty 3/5.

 

 

Ada Lovelace – Computer Programmer

 

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was a British mathematician. After learning more about Ada, draw a storyboard of Ada’s life and career in the MAKE or code Ada and a poetry generator on Scratch in the EXPLORE.Ingredients:
MAKE: Pens, colouring pencils and plain paper (any size)
EXPLORE: Laptop or computer with internet access
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  • Recommended Ages: 7-11.
  • 60 Minutes Long.
  •  Difficulty 2/5.