History and STEM

History and STEM

 

SV Educational Services is expert at combining two seemingly unrelated subjects, History and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) topics. However, in order to properly understand the technological world around us it is very important to have an appreciation of the history of science.
 

History and STEM - Viking LongshipBjarni Thorvaldrson can explain how the rise of the Vikings was partly due to the revolutionary boat building technology developed in Scandinavia some time in the early to mid 8th century. Vikings also used a variety of weapons, each of which had advantages and disadvantages based around the physics of how they worked. How reliable your sword was is mainly due to the metallurgy of the steel used in the blade. And Bjarni can tell how a Viking Saga was the inspiration for the 1950’s twilight compass, used by pilots to navigate when flying over the North Pole.
 
 
 
History and STEM - Pigments ChestBrother Mellitus is an expert on medieval ink and pigments. Artists and alchemists used chemistry to make their materials, even though that’s not what it was known as at the time. His displays and workshops explain how chemistry was so important to all of the greatest works of art in olden days. Brother Mellitus can also explain what animal fat and wood ash have to do with one of the most essential accessories in the modern bathroom: soap.
 

History and STEM - Albert HarveyAlbert Harvey is a medieval Alchemist and Physician. Find out how the supposedly magical art of Alchemy was in fact very much grounded in science, and how without Alchemy we might not have the science of Chemistry today. He can also explain why there are four humours, and why none of them are anything to laugh about, and how the colour and taste of your urine can still be used today to diagnose some illnesses.

 

 

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