Explore the planet and beyond with our STEM boxes to loan!

The STEM box loan scheme, supported by the , is rolled out to all Forth Valley primary schools.

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The following boxes will be available to loan for a period of 2 weeks. They can be picked up from our Alloa, Falkirk or Stirling campus reception.

Rocket Launch

Bring the Forth Valley College Rocket league into your school. Design, build and launch super light paper rockets to 60 metres and more. This STEM box is suitable for P5-P7 pupils, but can be adapted for younger pupils (will require older pupils/adult helper).

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BBC Microbits

With a class set of micro-bits you can explore the basics of coding and data transfer, and experience with your own eyes and ears how this simple processor translates your blocks of code into light, sounds and actions. Step-by-step set-up instructions are included. Recommended for P5-P7 pupils.

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Biological Systems

Being a biologist myself, this STEM box is my favourite. Among others you will explore how diseases spread, see minute creatures and textures around you and explore the parts of our skeleton. This box is suitable for P5-P7 pupils.

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Why do leaves turn red in the autumn? Why can some beetles walk on water? How can I make my hair stand up on end? All these questions will be answered in our STEM box about Forces. It contains activities and experiments suitable for P1-P4, but it can definitely inspire P5-P7 pupils, especially when using the extension activities.

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Warm Houses

A cold draft is blowing-inside of your living room! Find out how to insulate your house, which materials are best keeping the heat in, and stay within your budget. Test your knowledge on green energy and win more funds for the warmest house. This game-style hands-on activity is suitable for P5-P7 pupils.

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Clean Water

How clean is your water? Test you tap water or the local water supply. This STEM box provides you with the means to check the pH, how muddy the water is and how much oxygen it contains to sustain life. And we throw in a cool water magic trick using surface tension as well. Suitable for P5-P7 pupils with adult supervision.

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Green Energy – Wind turbines

The Green Energy-Wind turbine STEM box is targeted at P5-P7 pupils. Here they can design their very own wind turbine blades, test the effect of wind speed and direction, and compete to produce the most Green Energy.

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Design and Build

Help your pupils develop their team-building skills as they embark on a series of design and build challenges based around the MTa STEM kit. Designed to excite young people about careers in STEM, we recommend pupils work in groups of 4 or 5 for the challenges.

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