Brighton Science Festival

Stunning Snowflakes and Ice Engineering

Stunning Snowflakes and Ice Engineering

Wednesday 19 February 2020

10.00am - 11.00am

STEM is science, technology, engineering and maths. In our ever-changing world, problem-solving is a vital skill for the inventors, scientists, engineers, architects and designers of the future.

Children have the best imaginations and we aim to nurture their interest so one day they can become the people who create things we now think are impossible.

This form of blended learning helps children build connections between the subjects and encourages curiosity and creativity. It embeds educational activities in real-life contexts, so children learn because they are interested and engaged, not because they have to.

Children who do not flourish in a traditional classroom setting are often the most talented at problem solving, but their intelligence is not always recognised.

In this STEM workshop, every child is free to offer ideas and opinions, think differently, make mistakes, start again.

We will be examining the unique and beautiful qualities of snowflakes as we investigate if their patterns relate to the speed they fall. Our mini meteorologists will find out how snowflakes are formed and have a go at crafting their own versions ready for experimentation.

We will be learning about:

❄️ Fractions
❄️ Symmetry
❄️ Measurements
❄️ Surface area
❄️ Gravity
❄️ Air resistance
❄️ Meteorology
❄️ Structural strength
❄️ Architecture


Wednesday 19 February

10.00am – 11.00am

Suitable for ages 5-12, no unaccompanied children

£12 per child, accompanying adults go free



Map. Parking is difficult in the area; better to walk, cycle or use public transport.