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Emergency Communications

Engineers are vital when a disaster strikes. When there are floods, hurricanes or earthquakes, it is engineers that are needed. As the engineer rescue team, students are challenged to develop an engineering solution to ensure communications between two towns can be maintained. Students must: 1. Design and build a prototype device that will to send coded messages 2. Create a code to send a message from Alpha across the mountains for decoding. The challenge day activity has been specifically designed to give students the opportunity to research, design, develop and make creative solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems, independent of their level ability. This activity is therefore suitable for a range of different ability levels. Students achieve a better understanding of what engineering is and the science, maths and technology elements within engineering, leading to increased engagement in science or technology lessons afterwards. This DIY Challenge Day resource was produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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