Primary Takeaway: Up In The Air

Ever wondered what life is like up in the air? This menu will provide you with facts, advice, and stories all about aviation!

As this menu is designed for little Stemettes, we recommend parental supervision for all activities.

2 hours and 40 minutes

This menu includes:

  1. IG Live with Aviation Role Models
  2. Dr Catherine Jones
  3. Sheila Scott OBE
  4. Dr Suzie Imber
National Curriculum: KS1-KS2

Partially addressing all aspects of English, Art and Design and several aspects of Maths, Design and Tech, and Science.

 

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IG Live With Aviation Role Models | Stemettes Zine

IG Live With Aviation Role Models

60 Minutes

In this IG Live originally filmed on the 15th of May 2020, Stemettes were joined by a pilot and aviation engineer from Virgin Atlantic. Here they tell us what their days are like and answer all of our burning questions. As a side, we’ve included an article from the Stemette’s zine showing an A-Z of women in engineering, many of whom work in aerospace.

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Dr Catherine Jones | Stemettes Zine

Dr Catherine Jones

50 Minutes

In this session replay and meal plan from the 6th of August 2020, Stemettes spoke to the wonderful Dr Catherine Jones, an electronic and electrical engineer and core researcher at Rolls Royce. Here, she shows us how to make our own paper aircraft and shares her knowledge.

For this Meal Plan you will need:
• A4 Paper
• Glue/ Sticky Tape
• Scissors
OR
• Paper
• Pen
• Somewhere to write down notes

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Sheila in plane | Stemettes Zine

Sheila Scott OBE

14 Minutes

In this session replay and meal plan from the 11th of May 2020, we learnt about the STEMazing Sheila Scott, who broke over 100 aviation records during her career! Here, you can find out what makes a good plane and have a go at making your own.

You will need:
• A4 paper
• Internet access
OR
• A4 paper
• Colouring pencils
• Pens
• Computer

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Meet Dr Suzie Imber | Stemettes Zine

Dr Suzie Imber

36 Minutes

In this session replay and meal plan originally filmed on the 12th of August 2020, we learnt about the wonderful Suzie Imber who works as a planetary scientist. We learnt about her life and achievements, as well as having a go at recreating the surface of our favourite planet.

You will need:
• Milk
• Food colouring
• Washing up liquid/ Soap
• Internet access
OR
• Paper
• Pens
• Colouring pencils
• Internet access

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Lucy Wootton | Stemettes Zine

Aviation with Lucy Wootton

51 Minutes

In this session replay and activities from the 16th of February 2021, we Meet Lucy Wootton who works as an Engineer for DfT, and have a go at making your own mini clouds!

You will need:
• Clear 2L bottle with the top cut off
• A small jar
• Food Dye
• Hot and cold water

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Liz Sparrow | Stemettes Zine

Gliding with Liz Sparrow

53 Minutes
In this session originally filmed on the 21st of December 2020, we meet Liz Sparrow from DfT, who is the leading female glider pilot, and create the spars of a glider.

You will need:
• Spaghetti
• Rubber bands
• A paper cup or plastic drinks bottle
• String
• A paperclip
• Sand or water.

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Patricia Mawuli Porter | Stemettes Zine

Meet Patricia Mawuli-Porter

54 Minutes

For this session originally recorded on the 23rd of December 2020, we are joined by the STEMazing Patricia Mawuli-Porter, the first female Ghanaian pilot, and create your own mini glider.

You will need:
• Paper
• Tape
• Straws
• Ruler
• Scissors
OR
• Pen
• Paper
• A computer or laptop

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