Design challenges, competitions and events
Find out about competitions, events and opportunities which use engineering to enrich learning.
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Part of the nation-wide programme, The Big Bang London aims to inspire students with the potential of STEM. Through interactive stalls, shows and workshops, students can find out what a career in STEM involves and also discover how STEM is changing the world around them.
Two challenge days complete with posters and certificates! The two challenges 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. The first challenge involves children designing a way of getting lighthouse keepers back to the mainland from a lighthouse based on a small island 200 metres from the nearest land. In the second challenge teams of children work together to design an aeroplane and then construct a transporter to move it to the next stage of development.