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Bridge Blunder

Bridge Blunder
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This activity is designed to get children thinking about weights, forces and measures.

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Mister Sandy And Mr Squawk, Geog. Rocks Episode 2

Mister Sandy And Mr Squawk, Geog. Rocks Episode 2
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Learn about different rock types and these natural structures in our environment.

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Loads and Forces

Loads and Forces
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An activity from the Rochester Bridge Trust, test the strength of everyday objects under compression and tension.

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Bug Hotel

Bug Hotel
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An activity from an Environmental Engineer, create a Bug Hotel structure to help care for our environment.

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Highway to Health

Highway to Health
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A Safety, Health and Environmental Manager from Morgan Sindall shares his idea of using common road signs to create an exercise circuit.

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Crafty Rafts

Crafty Rafts
Primary

This activity is designed to get children designing and making a raft that floats.

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School Architect

School Architect
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An activity created by a Design Manager at Morgan Sindall Construction, work like an architect to draw plans for a new school building that fulfils the brief.

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Spaghetti Structures

Spaghetti Structures
Primary

Take the challenge from STEM Ambassador Katie to build the tallest possible structure using spaghetti.

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Engineering Fairytales – Goldilocks

Engineering Fairytales – Goldilocks
Primary

Listen to a real-life engineer read us Goldilocks and try the STEM challenges like she did!

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Structures in Nature

Structures in Nature
Primary

Use nature as your inspiration to recreate some natural structures.

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Create a Tree

Create a Tree
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Have a competition to see who can build the best tree using limited supplies and some strict rules!

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Engineering Fairytales – Three Billy Goats Gruff

Engineering Fairytales – Three Billy Goats Gruff
Primary

Listen to a BAE Systems Engineer read us a STEM story and use engineering skills to help the goats cross the river!

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Homemade Marble Run

Homemade Marble Run
Primary

Think like an engineer and create a road for marbles or balls to roll along on a journey!

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Build a fort with room to play!

Build a fort with room to play!
Primary

Use things you can find around your house or garden to create your own fort!

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Engineering Fairytales – The Three Little Pigs

Engineering Fairytales – The Three Little Pigs
Primary

Listen to a real-life BAE Systems Engineer read us the Three Little Pigs and find the STEM in the story!

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Practical Action: Beat the Flood

Practical Action: Beat the Flood
Primary

A challenge from Practical Action, learn about flooding around the world to inspire you to design and build a model of a flood-proof house.

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Secondary

Understanding Aerodynamics

Understanding Aerodynamics
Secondary

An activity from the IET, make and test an aerofoil simply using a piece of paper to learn about how this is applied to building aircrafts.

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Suspension Bridge Project Competition

Suspension Bridge Project Competition
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A competition designed by STEM Ambassadors at EniProgetti, you are challenged to build a suspension bridge out of commonly available items and send us entries to possibly win a prize!

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The Paper Beam Bridge Challenge

The Paper Beam Bridge Challenge
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A challenge from the Rochester Bridge Trust, build the strongest possible bridge using only paper and sticky tape.

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Beam Bridges, Simple but Strong

Beam Bridges, Simple but Strong
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An activity from STEM Ambassadors at the Rochester Bridge Trust, use simple materials to make a surprisingly strong, wright-bearing bridge.

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Work Winning Proposal

Work Winning Proposal
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A challenge from a Proposals Manager at Morgan Sindall, you must create a poster that showcases your construction company in order to gain projects from customers.

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Structure Project Planning

Structure Project Planning
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An activity from a Planner at Morgan Sindall, you need to create the timeline of a construction project.

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Roadworks Warning

Roadworks Warning
Secondary

An activity designed by a Customer Care Manager at Morgan Sindall Construction, your job is to plan and notify your local area of upcoming roadworks.

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Powerful Paper Pillars

Powerful Paper Pillars
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Make a model that will make you think about how structures can be changed to add strength and stability.

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Paper Bridges

Paper Bridges
Secondary

Make a heavy weight-bearing bridge using only paper and some construction skills!

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Moving House

Moving House
Secondary

A challenge from the Royal Academy of Engineering, investigate how structures can be reinforced to withstand earthquakes.

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Aircraft of the Future

Aircraft of the Future
Secondary

A Faraday Challenge from the IET - Design and present a futuristic aircraft that can move without the use of petrochemicals.

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Football Stand Project

Football Stand Project
Secondary

A project designed by STEM Ambassadors at EniProgetti, build a Football Stand from commonly available items and materials that can be found around the house.

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Newspaper Tower Challenge

Newspaper Tower Challenge
Secondary

A Challenge from STEM Ambassador, Paul: What’s the tallest tower you can build with 6 sheets of newspaper and 1m of Sellotape?

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