Welcome to Nanogirl’s Lab for schools!
Designed for students aged 6-12 all of these activities can be done in class, in groups, or individually remotely.
Build a Super Sailboat!
Sailboats are powered by the wind. In this super sailboat episode, Nanogirl will help students to think about energy and where it comes from, as well as the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy. She will then show students how to construct and test their own sailboat using the power of wind energy from their breath.
Equipment needed: Bottle cap, a scrap of card (cereal box is fine), pencil, ruler, scissors, blu-tack or plasticine, twig, water-filled bowl.
Build a Comet Catcher!
There is so much to learn about space with stars, planets and moons teaching us about the universe that we live in. In this comet catcher episode, Nanogirl will help students to think about comets and what they can tell us about the universe. She will then show students how to build their own comet catcher game and think about why we might want to catch a comet one day!
Equipment needed: Paper, string, scissors, kitchen foil.
Build a Rocket Launcher!
Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it’s a rocket! Building things that fly is always fun, and there is so much to learn about thrust, gravity and force along the way. In this rocket launcher episode, Nanogirl will help students to build an air-pressure powered rocket launcher using an empty bottle while thinking about what it takes to launch into space!
Equipment needed: Bottle, paper, scissors, tape, ruler, pencil