In 1854 a fire raged through Newcastle and Gateshead.
Use our story maker to find out more about the fire and some of the people who were around at the time. Can you help our characters escape from the fire? Did you manage to help any of the injured? Did you manage to get the fire under control.
This simple story maker leaves you to make the decisions for our characters. Where will you end up?
A Victorian Christmas craft resource. A popular Victorian decoration was a cornucopia. This was made from paper and decorated with pictures, lace, and ribbons. It was then filled with sweet treats and hung on the tree.
Resource includes instructions and template for making a cornucopia decoration.
Gravity is an invisible force. Let’s find out more about it through experiments and activities.
How do different materials fall? Which will hit the floor first?
Make your own egg drop and watch our video to find out how to make your own marble run.
Inspired by the Red Arrows explore a range of flight activities.
Can you make a paper helicopter that will glide gracefully through the air.
How about exploring forces and momentum with a straw launcher?
Make your own kite to glide through the air.
Firstly lets understand how shadows work.
Then move on to take part in some shadow experiments. Can you make your own shadows with your body and things around you? Maybe even have a go at making a sun dial using your garden!
Create a Shadow Puppet theater using our video link and find out more about the inventor Joseph Swan.
A nationwide, two year project in collaboration with the British Library focused on digitalizing and archiving audio that is currently stored on formats which will be eventually become extinct.
This project will develop a learning journey into audio heritage, aural history and the science of sound.
These resources will help you to explore the science of sound and support the new ‘Science of Sound’ workshop which you can book by following this link.
Lets combine History and Science with our ships themed activities.
What do we call the different parts of a ship?
Experiment with floating and sinking to discover what the best materials are to make a ship.
Make a paddle boat using kinetic energy.
Have a go at simple coding by directing a ship out of the river Tyne.
Experiment with the magnetic field and create a compass.
What do riveters do?
A selection of science experiments and activities to do at home or school all about colour.
Colours in Nature- Nature is full of wonderful colours. Take a walk or explore your garden with the colour viewer to see if you can find something to match each colour.
Spectroscopes-Learn how to build a spectroscope and investigate what colours make up light
Density Rainbow-Experiment with Density and create your own rainbow in a jar
Acids and Alkalis- Make your own red cabbage indicator and investigate acids and alkalis with items from your kitchen.
Chromatography- Chromatography is used by scientists to separate mixtures to see what they are made of. We can use chromatography to see what colours are in the ink inside our pens. Although the lid on your pen might be black or blue or pink the ink inside is actually made up of lots of different colours. Have a go at home and see what colour ink your pens are made of.
Mixing Colours- There are millions of colours in the world. We can mix red, blue, and yellow paint to make every colour of the rainbow. It’s a little bit different when we are mixing light. The light that comes from the sun or other sources such as lightbulbs is called white light. We can mix three different coloured lights to make white light. Are they the same as the paint colours we mix?
Colour Hunt- There are colours all around us. Roll the colour dice and let’s see how many coloured objects we can find in our houses. Can you make your colourful objects into a picture?
in 1854 a fire raged through Newcastle and Gateshead.
Retell the story using our talk for writing resource and then have a go at retelling the story with a newspaper article.
Can you create puppets for the main characters to help tell the story?
After the fire John Dobson rebuilt Newcastle. Can you help him plan how it should look?
Newcastle only had one fire engine. Help the fire brigade campaign for more.
Imagine you were living in Newcastle or Gateshead during the fire? Use our story maker to make the decisions for a few of our characters. Can you help them escape?