In this workshop students have to design and build a chariot to attach to the Sphero to carry a Lego figure around our race track. Older students are given a budget to 'buy' materials. Maths skills, problem-solving, resilience, and teamwork are all developed in this action-packed session.
We use our workshops to develop a desire to learn about STEM and how it is used in everyday life. These workshops offer an engaging link to engineering, the curriculum, and Gatsby Benchmarks while highlighting future career possibilities.
Minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 32 participants.
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Dates and Location
We do not charge travel costs on top of our workshops if the location is within one hour of our office. Over 1 hour we will charge mileage; over 2 hours we may need to add accommodation costs on top but we can offer a full quote before purchase.
This is a half-day workshop that can fit into a morning or afternoon session of school within normal school timings.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry 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:
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
Introduces coding, design, and real-world research, all while working as a team and having lots of fun!
Introduction 2 Engineering (i2E) stimulates student's interest in STEM subjects through hands-on, practical activities.
Control a real robotic rover over a realistic model Martian landscape over Zoom!