World Engineering Day - 4th March

World Engineering Day was started by UNESCO to celebrate engineers and engineering, and improve public understanding of how engineering and technology are central to modern life and for sustainable development.

This collection of resources brings together videos and activities, for primary and secondary aged pupils, to explain the importance of engineering in society and practical tasks so pupils can understand the skills engineers need.




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Get Engineering!

These activities were designed to introduce students to different sectors in engineering.


Engineering a better world

This STEM resource is inspired by the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

Engineering a better world is a series of activities, practical tasks and discussion points that invite young learners to explore the role that young engineers and entrepreneurs play in developing innovations that will bring...

Formula for Thrills

This interactive online game from Siemens sets students a series of challenges to design a roller coaster which needs to reach the end of the ride and at a safe speed. Students use problem solving and mathematical reasoning skills to change some of the track features and see how this affects the speed of the...

This is engineering: sustainable futures

Some of the biggest challenges we face stem from how we interact with our environment, and engineering is essential to finding sustainable solutions. From renewable power to recycling, to making our homes more energy efficient, and tackling how we feed a growing population, engineering is a vital field.