Tech4primary has a real passion for Engineering & Design. We exist to help create tomorrows inventors, encouraging children of all abilities to tinker and discover, to sow a seed, to wonder & to ask questions so they have the confidence & basic knowledge to grow up wanting to invent & build! We offer school based workshops in Coding, 3D design and printing, Robotics and much more!
Tech4primary is aimed specifically at Early Years through Key stage 1 & 2. Workshops are either full or half day, we can design a series that can be delivered throughout the school year where they will link logically together.
We can help you with 3D modelling, 3D printing, data logging, programming & coding, robotics, logic, simple machines, mechanisms and electricity are all areas that we can help you with. Workshops include electrifying a small town, super structure coding such as Tower Bridge, designing, building & programming robots, World Land Speed Record and many more coding and building projects.
Children (and teachers!) will gain an understanding of coding by using drag and drop as well as text based programming. They will learn about inputs and outputs and how to control them into real physical systems. They can investigate and begin to understand the relationship between speed, time and distance, see how different intensities of light can have a value and learn how to use these values as a trigger to make things happen.
3D design and printing workshops will result in children understanding how 3D models can be designed and printed. Techniques such as brain storming and mind mapping will be used to encourage teamwork and communication within groups. Children will work collaboratively to create prototype sketches before modelling using CAD packages and 3D printersTo book this activity, please contact:
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||27 November 2017|
|Last modified||27 November 2017|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Computing, Programming and development, Algorithms, Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Electronics, programming and control, Design skills|
|Age||4-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
Costs vary between £195 to £395 per day depending on workshops. Each additional concurrent day attracts a 25% discount