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Stratospheric STEM

Drew S - Stratospheric STEM
Engineering at the edge of space
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We are at the forefront of engineering and design across the world, developing innovative systems and solutions to help protect people and the planet. For this STEM challenge we are going to introduce you to PHASA-35 our amazing new solar powered aircraft. PHASA-35 is very light weight, flies at extremely high altitudes, with the potential to stay airborne for up to a year!
 
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PHASA-35 - Solar in STEM

Head to our YouTube channel to find out more about PHASA-35 in our Series on Science with Operations Requirements Advisor Drew Steel. PHASA-35 is a great example of what engineers and technologists can do when they understand science and apply that know-how to finding new solutions to problems.
 

Solar in STEM - Task 1

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PHASA-35
Task 1
Labelling [01:42]

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Task 1 - Labelling Activity
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Task 1 - Labelling Activity
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Solar in STEM - Task 2

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Task 2
Forces [01:30]

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Task 2 - Forces Activity 
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Task 2 - Forces Activity
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Solar in STEM - Task 3

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Task 3
Renewable Resources [02:25]

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Task 3 - Renewable Resources Activity
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Task 3 - Renewable Resources Activity
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Solar in STEM - Task 4

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Task 4
Build Task [00:46]

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Task 4 - Build Task Activity
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Solar in STEM - Task 5

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Extension Activity
Sheet 1 Other Solar Panel Applications [02:03]
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Extension Activity
Sheet 2 Solar Circuits [02:01]

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Task 5 - Extension Activity
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Task 5 - Extension Activity
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Engineering Fairy Tales

Engineering Fairy Tales are a range of STEM stories and challenges to help children understand about the world of engineering and develop their teamwork and creative problem-solving skills. These stories were developed by the education experts at STEMFirst, and are read by STEM Ambassadors from BAE Systems, the Royal Navy, British Army and RAF.

The Gingerbread Man

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The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man, the Goat and the Wolf have reached the river and need to get to the other side.

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The Gingerbread Man, the Goat and the Wolf have reached the river and need to get to the other side. The boat however is broken...
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Solution idea 1

The Gingerbread Man needs a boat, can you help build one for him?
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Solution idea 2

Tips on how to get the gingerbread man, the wolf and the goat across the river safely.
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Hansel & Gretel

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Hansel & Gretel 
Learn about programming as you help Gretel escape and rescue Hansel from the witch!

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Learn about programming as you help Gretel escape and rescue Hansel from the witch!
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Map for activity

Here's the map you'll need to complete this activity!
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Rapunzel

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Rapunzel
With all that hair, surely there’s a way for Rapunzel to let herself down from the tower…

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With all that hair, surely there’s a way for Rapunzel to let herself down from the tower…
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Jack and the Beanstalk

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Jack and the Beanstalk
That beanstalk’s pretty tall. How can you get the golden egg down without it breaking?

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That beanstalk’s pretty tall. How could Jack get the golden egg down without it breaking?
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Cinderella

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Cinderella
Create a timing device to make sure Cinderella isn’t caught out at midnight!

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Create a timing device to make sure Cinderella isn’t caught out at midnight!
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The Three Little Pigs

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Three little pigs
Build a house that no huffing and no puffing could ever blow down!

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Build a house that no huffing and no puffing could ever blow down!
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Billy goats gruff
Design a bridge to help the three Billy Goats Gruff cross the river!

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Design a bridge to help the three Billy Goats Gruff cross the river!
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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Goldilocks
Help Goldilocks make amends. Can you design a chair to hold three bears?

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Help Goldilocks make amends. Can you design a chair to hold three bears?
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