This resource explores the vital role engineers play in responding to a global pandemic. It is designed to provide practical and contextualised tasks that demonstrate the role that STEM-based learning plays in real-world engineering scenarios.

Challenges in this STEM resource include:

  • building your own virus
  • exploring what happens in an outbreak
  • investigating lateral flow tests
  • designing and developing social distancing tools
  • testing and trialling different types of surgical masks
  • investigating the technology that has helped manage outbreaks

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