IET Faraday Primary Resources

This collection provides lots of STEM challenges linked to science topics in the primary curriculum. Many support learning skills in D&T and can be run as a project. The challenge days support teachers in running their own Aerospace engineers or Lighthouse keeper transfer challenge day with children. They can be used to enhance the curriculum as children need to apply existing knowledge of electrical circuits, forces, design and construction in an integrated project.

Although the challenges are designed to be delivered across one day they can also be split into smaller parts and used over several weeks or within a STEM club.

These resources have been provided by the IET, (Institution of Engineering and Technology).


Lighthouse keeper challenge

This challenge provides a STEM activity day in which teams of children work together to design a way of getting lighthouse keepers back to the mainland from a lighthouse based on a small island 200 metres from the nearest land. The design will need to use a zip line to carry the keeper safely across the waves...

Aerospace engineer challenge

This challenge provides a STEM activity day in which teams of children work together to design an aeroplane and then construct a transporter to move it to the next stage of development. The aeroplane must be able to fly a good distance and the prototype transporter must be able to carry it at least 3 metres...


This resource contains a set of achievement certificates for you to print out and award to children. Certificates are for many different subject areas including: science, mathematics, technology and engineering. There is also a blank certificate to create your own award.



From the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Academy of Engineering, these posters can be used to help students think about careers in science and engineering: food science, materials and formulation scientist, analytical chemist and sound engineer. Posters may be printed or used with an interactive whiteboard...


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