This collection of resources provide challenges for children to design, make and improve. They link to aspects of D&T and provide a nice context for science learning.  They also encourages problem solving, perseverance, creativity, cooperation and spatial thinking. A list of equipment needed  is also supplied within the resource, though children could try to create a similar structure with materials available to them.

This resource has been provided by IMechE, (the Institute of Mechanical Engineers).




Ball Run

In this activity children design and build their own Ball Run, and put their final creation to the test. They are provided with tips for joining dowels together,...

Bridge Bonanza



In this activity children  build their own Catapult, then  see how far they can launch small objects.  They are provided with step  by step instructions to...

Luna Rover



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