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Egg launch!

Can you design and build a vehicle that enables an egg to safely travel as far as possible after being launched from a powerful air launcher?

Egg launch!

During this classic and popular workshop, students must design and produce a vehicle that will enable an egg to safely travel as far as possible after being launched from our powerful air launchers.

Will they opt for expensive wheels or more economical skis to increase the range of their egg? How will they ensure it doesn’t break? What materials can they afford for their design?

Students must employ a range of skills including teamwork, communication, presentation and numeracy. Team members are assigned specific roles and must deliver their part of the project.

The challenge introduces students to engineering in a fun and engaging way.

STEMworks will provide all materials for the workshop. A large venue is required to run this workshop, such as a gymnasium or hall.

Capacity

Minimum of 30 participants, maximum of 120 participants.

Duration

1 session lasts a day.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

Subjects and topics

    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Design, art and fashion
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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