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Engineering to save the planet

Could your students find future energy solutions? Can robots save the environment? This collection is for you to inspire your students to solve the grand challenges with the marvels of engineering.

 

Engineering to save the planet

The modern world is facing increasing challenges from the climate emergency to huge biodiversity loss. We need the engineers of tomorrow to innovate and create solutions to save the world from a high-risk future.

This collection will help your students understand how engineering can make a positive impact on the environment and to inspire young people to think about how they could create a sustainable future.
Take a look through the inspirational environmentally-themed experiences and careers resources below!

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Project

Skills Miner Home Energy

Interactive and educational Minecraft game to play in the classroom: hand over some cash to a 12-14 year old and let them choose the most sustainable heating system for their home!

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • Up to an hour
  • Free
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Workshop

Energy Quest

Energy Quest is a free workshop for students designed to unlock their inner engineer as they explore sustainable energy sources.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • In-school
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free
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Workshop

ECO factory

So you thought logistics was easy! Get into the 21st century and make your products and factory truly sustainable and environmentally sound!

  • Ages 7 to 11
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Cost applies
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Project

The Butterfly Effect, by Jacobs

The Butterfly Effect is a program designed to create lasting behavior change and habit formation by providing primary school students with the knowledge and understanding they need to put sustainability at the heart of every decision they make as the consumers of the future.

  • Ages 5 to 11
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
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Workshop

Sustainable solutions

Working in teams, students are challenged to use digital tools and new technologies to tackle climate change in their area.

  • Ages 11 to 16
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Cost applies
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Competition

The Big Bang Competition

Inspire inquisitive minds to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions with the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition.
  • Ages 11 to 21
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
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TeenTech City of Tomorrow

TeenTech City of Tomorrow challenges young people to design the 'safer, smarter, kinder' city of the future.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • In-school
  • Multi-session
  • Free
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The energy car challenge

Right here, design and build your cars, test them in practice sessions then compete to beat the competition, turn science to GLORY.

  • Ages 7 to 11
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Cost applies

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