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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!

Experiences

Event

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP

Watch the Schools COP broadcast and use the lesson plans to give students the opportunity to learn more about engineering and the positive impact that it can have on the climate emergency.

  • Ages 11 to 19
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free
Online

IET 150: My Sustainable Community Competition

Encourage young people to think about how a whole community could tackle the problems we are facing, like climate change and resources running out.

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
Online

Energy Quest England

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

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free
Online

Big Bang Digital 2021

Redefine the future with Big Bang Digital, a 3-day event now available on-demand and packed full of inspiring and interactive sessions on the theme of building a brighter and greener future using STEM.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • Multi-session
  • Free
Workshop

Sustainable solutions

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

  • Ages 12 to 15
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Cost applies
Online

Energy Quest Scotland

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

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free
Online

Net Zero Challenge

A project-based activity for students to help their community reach Net Zero.

  • Ages 10 to 19
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
Workshop

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 8 to 19
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Cost applies
Online

Energy Quest Wales

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

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free

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