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).


Beat it out

This STEM activity works to develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of sound by giving them the opportunity to make a drum using a range of materials, testing how each material affects the sound. Pupils will then have the chance to make a set of earmuffs using different materials, testing how well each material...

Blindfold maze

This STEM activity supports pupils to follow a set of verbal instructions to successfully navigate a maze made from tables whilst blindfolded. Pupils will understand the importance of clear instructions when instructing others and to be able to use mathematical vocabulary such as whole, half, quarter and three...

Countdown numbers

This STEM activity supports pupils to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division multi-step problems in context, giving them the opportunity to decide which operation to use and justify why. This activity is based on the Countdown TV show, pupils will be asked to select 5 random numbers and work out a...

Dryads diary

This STEM activity supports pupils to be able to describe how a deciduous tree changes with the season. This activity, which needs to be carried out over a school year, gives pupils the opportunity to record the changes in a deciduous tree within the school groups. Pupils could draw pictures, use photographs or...


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