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.
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 languageTo book this activity, please contact:
07740 948868 / 01270 748415
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||07 October 2019|
|Last modified||07 October 2019|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||STEM Clubs, Effective use of tools, Design & Development, Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Design for society and the environment, Design skills, Food Technology, Materials and manufacturing, Mechanisms and structures, Engineering, Leadership, Mathematics, Personal development, Science, Biology, Physics, Working scientifically, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Techniques and procedures, Enquiries and investigations, Demonstrations, Computing|
|Age||4-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||A day|
Teachers can apply for a STEM E&E grant of up to £500 from the Royal Institiution. Grants are awarded on a yearly or twice-yearly basis. Other organisations also provide funded opportunities. Contact us for more information.
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