TeenTech City of Tomorrow
TeenTech City of Tomorrow asks three key questions, how will we live, work and play in the future? Young people construct buildings for their cities while exploring key concepts and expressing their individual and collective vision for the future. They are supported in the classroom and at regional ‘showcase’ events by experts from industry who highlight the career opportunities across the ‘smart’ cities of the future. We ask young people to consider the world they want to live in, paying attention to both physical and virtual spaces and interactions through the Internet of Things.
Working with industry experts, this project encourages students to develop an understanding of how engineering and technology shapes the world in which they live and highlights the career opportunities for them to play pivotal and rewarding roles. Within the programme there are opportunities for older students, typically Year 9/10/11 to volunteer to support the activity, acting as near peer role models. Feedback shows both students and teachers gain a much deeper understanding of previously ‘invisible’ careers.
We provide schools with a complete set of resources, presentations and films and connect them with ambassadors from industry. The resources highlight different roles in The “City of Tomorrow’ from acoustic engineer to software designer to environmental scientist and pre-briefed ambassadors from science, engineering and technology companies work alongside the teams of young people in the classroom and at the TeenTech City national celebration. The local celebration events involve parents and provide an opportunity for them to connect with STEM ambassadors to understand more about future career pathways for their children.
Schools should register here to receive a Teacher Pack and full resources to lead the activity in your school or as a hub secondary with feeder primaries.The final showcase for 2018 will be held at The Emirates Stadium,London on April 30th 2018
Increased awareness of 'invisible' careersin science,technology and engineering
Develops teamwork ,leadership skills
Develops programming skills
Opportunity to work with industry mentors from engineering ,technology and construction
Powerful transition activityTo 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||22 November 2017|
|Last modified||22 November 2017|
|Nature of scheme||Project for students|
|Subject(s)||Careers, Computing, Information technology, Programming and development, Hardware and processing, Digital literacy, Data and data representation, Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Design skills, Electronics, programming and control, Textiles and Fashion, Engineering, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Food preparation, Food, nutrition and health, Food science, Food provenance, Health and safety, Leadership, Mathematics, Personal development, Psychology, Science, Biology, Physics, Working scientifically, Earth science, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Techniques and procedures, Enquiries and investigations, Demonstrations, Chemistry|
|Running times||1 day-1 week|