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Parents' guide to engineering careers

This easy to read Tomorrow’s Engineers guide helps parents and carers understand more about engineering careers and routes into engineering, providing tips on how to recognise and encourage their child’s engineering talent.

Tomorrow’s Engineers careers resource pack

Tomorrow’s Engineers careers resource pack for teachers, ambassadors and advisers to use with groups of students.

This resource pack is intended to inform and inspire young people and their influencers about the exciting opportunities presented by a career in engineering. The pack contains useful guidelines...

100 great jobs in STEM poster

This poster shows 100 exciting job roles that link to science, technology, engineering and maths.

Be inspired by the array of jobs you could consider in the future if you keep your options open with maths and science:

  • Cosmologist
  • Smart cities specialist
  • Sustainable energy...

10 great reasons to become a scientist or engineer

A colourful display poster to inspire young learners to consider the exciting and meaningful careers available in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Make a difference, travel the world, invent something important, earn great money, solve the world’s biggest challenges, gain respect and do something...

Wreck Your Tech

Taking apart gadgets such as a travel alarm clock, disposable camera, headphones, propelling pencil or a TV remote control is a great way of exploring beneath the surface of objects. It encourages students to question and find out how something works, and how it was made.

NOTE: If you are running this...

Tune Booster

Love music, but disappointed with the puny sound you get from smartphone speakers? In this activity, things found around the home will boost the sound those speakers make. It’ll also make you think about how sounds are made and how they can be made louder.

Learning outcomes:

  • Investigate how sound...

Spaghetti Structures

Engineers put pure scientific knowledge into practice – but their jobs often involve practical testing, problem-solving and teamwork too. This activity calls all of these skills into action, to help build a tall, strong tower using spaghetti and marshmallows.

Learning outcomes:

  • Investigate the...

Rocket Mice

This activity involves shooting a rocket high into the air by rapidly squashing a plastic bottle launcher.

It’s a great opportunity to challenge the old saying “What goes up must come down”. You won’t get this rocket into space—but some real rockets do go fast enough to prove the saying wrong.

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Pinball Power

The simple pinball machine in this activity is made from a cardboard box, with ice lolly sticks as the flippers. It provides a great opportunity to explore the science of forces and motion. Game on!

Learning outcomes:

  • Investigate simple mechanisms and Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Use...

Periscope

You can’t see around corners… or can you? In this activity, carefully placed mirrors change the path light takes twice, making it possible to look over walls, around corners and even behind you – all without being seen.

Learning outcomes:

  • Investigate how light travels in a straight line and can...

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