Calling all 11-16 year olds! Join us for our hands-on monthly STEAM Club and enjoy a creative twist on your STEM subjects using authentic materials to explore the skills behind mining.
Sun 21 January 2024 – Light Refraction
Discover how light refraction can be used to see around corners and recreate an old magic trick.
Fri 16 & Sun 18 February 2024 – Density
Experiment with different liquids and solids to learn about density, use this knowledge to make your own lava lamp.
Sun 17 March 2024 – Soil Testing/Potable water
Learn how our water treatment plant filtration works by making your own potable water. Use scientific experiments to investigate if it is safe to drink.
Wed 27, Thu 28 and Fri 29 March – Kinetic Energy
Investigate potential and kinetic energy, you’ll even be able to invent a marble run that defies gravity.
Sun 21 April – Viscosity
Unravel the mysteries of soap and discover why we use it, then harness the power of viscosity to propel a small boat.
Sun 19 May – Exothermic/Endothermic
What are exothermic and endothermic reactions? Come make elephants’ toothpaste and launch a small rocket to find out.
Sun 16 June – Contaminated water/ water treatment plant
Investigate how successful our water treatment plant is for cleaning polluted mine-water. Experiment with lab equipment to test if the iron content is safe to be released into the local river.
(Please note children must be accompanied by an adult – adults do not need to book)