The Deep

The Deep
5 November 2023 UK Stem

Mike and Chloe from UK STEM joined representatives from Ørsted, RWE, Siemens Gamesa and VISR to support The Deep in Hull for their ‘Wonderful Wind’ themed fortnight over the October half-term. A bank of spinning scale models of wind turbines, constructed and decorated by primary schools around North Lincolnshire as part of the Turbines on Tour project, proved to be a great visual display, drawing in learners of all ages. Our wind-powered ghost ship HMS Spook (Happy Hallowe’en everyone!) enabled us to communicate to younger learners (aged 4 to 10 years) the importance of turbine blade design and positioning. We found that more advanced learners (11 years up) readily engaged in conversations covering aerodynamics, biomimetics in design and technology, the global need for renewable energy and related STEM careers and opportunities. Mike and Chloe were able to be there for five full days across the Wonderful Wind fortnight and talked with families and youth groups from all over the north of England. We hear that they had a great time throughout, with barely a moment to themselves!

Exploring STEM Career Pathways with CANDOO at The Deep! Buy the card game in our online shop.

The UK STEM display gets checked out by a curious catfish…

Wind-powered ghost ship HMS Spook helped young learners to understand turbine blade design and positioning (and how to get creative with gear ratios!)

The Turbines on Tour exhibit gave learners an insight into 3D design and sparked some great conversations around onshore and offshore wind developments and why we need renewable energies.