The STEM NOW team had huge fun at Avon Tyrrell working with UK Youth to support outdoor learning for young people.
We took two accelerometers to demonstrate the effect of forces in the real world as the young people flew down the zip wire. They learnt about gravity, push, air resistance, mass, friction and how sometimes science experiments fail.
We were able to discuss our work with young people as well as our partnership with UK Youth with HRH The Princess Royal who is the patron of UK Youth. UK Youth's president Nigel Mansell CBE was also on hand to support the young people. All in all a fantastic day for everyone, we even had a go down the zip wire ourselves!