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Steaming through STEM

Discover how science, technology, engineering and maths are used every day on our railways.

A cardboard locomotive model set up at the top of a small plastic slide. In the background are two real locomotives.

This interactive workshop is made up of two 30-minute activities:


A whistle stop tour of our key exhibits, with hands-on experiments and demonstrations, to see how STEM is applied through railway engineering and technology.

Streamlining for Speed

What makes locomotives go faster? Children will be introduced to the effects of streamlining, aerodynamics and gravity.  Children will then make, race and evaluate streamlined models.

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Part of the Science Museum Group