STEM at Tynecastle

STEM is an umbrella term for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

At Tynecastle we offer a STEM Club every Thursday lunch time from 1.00-1.25 pm in T001. The academic year is split into the 4 subjects but students are made aware that there is huge overlap in all of these areas. The sessions are facilitated by teachers as well as outside visitors from our various partnerships.

Since 2017-18 P7 and S1 students have attended a STEM day at Edinburgh College (Midlothian Campus) to enhance their transition to Tynecastle High School. P7 students build rocket cars, do the egg drop challenge, investigate electricity and car sensors and build model bridges. S1 students build hot air balloons and wind turbine models.  This is a fantastic opportunity and the students are able to build their understanding and enthusiasm in STEM, as well as seeing the facilities the college has, giving them insight into possible options after school. Through the activities students are also able to continue to develop their communication, team work and creative skills. Feedback from students over the past 2 years has been very positive and we hope to continue to build this link.