Hands-On Engineering

Skill Supply Ltd
Being hands-on designing and building your own ideas is always fun and often brings out talents you never knew you had!  We have seen this time and again on these workshops, allowing pupils to develop lots of new skills

Whether it is building a tent or Tepee, deciding how to move water around or finding out how levers and pulleys help us to move more than we thought possible, our engineering workshops will have your students active in their learning.  

Lots of testing, measuring, recording and learning about forces and the scientists and engineers that have helped us get where we are today.

We use our workshops to develop a desire to learn about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and how it is used in everyday life.  Alongside this we know that by taking part in STEM activities students develop other skills such as team working, communication, problem-solving, resilience and much more.

They are versatile, engaging and all link the curriculum and fulfil OFSTED criteria.  Our sessions include Tarps, Tepees and Tents, Bridge Buidling with recycled newspaper STIXX, Waterways and boats and making simple machines.

Expected outcomes

D & T. Test ideas and products, build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable. Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria. Consider the views of others to improve their work. Look at past and present structures to see the impact on daily life and the wider world.

Working Scientifically : Learning through first hand practical experiments. See how the science of structures is important in the real world.

Science Topics: the effects of forces, gravity mass and weight. Make careful observations take accurate measurements using a range of equipment

Maths. 2-D and 3-D shapes and their properties, including angles. Including triangles, pyramids, cuboids & tetrahedrons

Literacy. Working in groups,use spoken language for speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas. Using correct technical language

To book this activity, please contact:
Dominic Surry
07740 948868 / 01270 748415

Skill Supply Ltd
7 Cedar Close
CW11 4JS
United Kingdom

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