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).

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Moving pictures

In this activity students learn about:

- the type of movement generated using a slider and a lever

- how a slider and lever allow movement

- how to cut and assemble simple mechanisms using card and scissors

Simple circuits

In this activity, students assemble a simple electric circuit. This develops understanding of how electric circuits function.

Simple switches

In this activity, students assemble a variety of different switches from commonly available items. This develops understanding of how switches are used, electrical conduction and how electric circuits function.

Homemade doorbells

In this activity, students assemble a doorbell circuit. This develops understanding of how switches are used and how electric circuits function. This could be used at Key Stage 2 as a design and make project.

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