Inspiring S.T.E.M. Learning & Supporting S.T.E.M. Teaching
My name is Robert Glass, I started my professional career as a civil engineer for Taylor Woodrow, where I worked on everything from bridges, tunnels, Nuclear power stations and more. I worked as a civil engineer for 20 years before becoming a technology teacher and I have spent the last 26 years teaching Design and technology in SEN, mainstream, private and public schools.
I started this company with my son Jason to help support Schools, Teachers, Libraries and all Educational focused companies/charities.
The aim of our company is to support the teaching and learning of S.T.E.M. through engaging and fun DIY kits. All these kits have been designed and handmade by myself and Jason.
On our website, you will find a selection of kits all using different forms of power to propel them forward, for example:
The Balloon Powered Car is a great example of Issac Newton's 'Third Law of Motion' at work. This law states that for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction.
The Action: The air rushing from the balloon pushes against the air behind the car.
The Reaction: The air behind the car pushes against the car with the same force causing the car to move forward
As well as learning the science behind how the cars work, you will also learn valuable technology skills when building the kit as well as how engineering has affected the design and making of the kit and how using mathematics can help you improve its performance.