STEM projects

Real life STEM learning

Our team of doctors, paramedics, pilots and engineers are a perfect example of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) being used in the real world. These two projects have been designed to give an insight into some of the challenges our team face daily, whilst also testing your STEM knowledge.


Mission Planning Project

Our pilots carry out calculations every day to ensure that we fly safely and efficiently to a mission. Use your maths and physics skills to see if you have what it takes to be a Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance pilot.

Curriculum links: Key Stage 3 Physics and Mathematics

  • Motion and Forces
  • Describing Motion
  • Speed and the Quantitative



Lung Trauma Task

Our doctors and paramedics are often faced with the challenge of treating patients who have received a puncture to their chest or lungs. This type of injury has a serious impact on the patient’s health, affecting mechanisms of breathing and exchange of gases.

This project will place you at the scene of an emergency where your human biology knowledge and problem-solving skills will be put to the test. As a team of medical innovators, discuss, design and present a temporary solution to treat this specific injury.

Curriculum Links: Key Stage 3 Biology:

  • Gas Exchange Systems
  • The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
  • Cells and Organisation



Behind the scenes with our Critical Care Team
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