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Tech We Can animations

Animations to inspire primary aged children to think and talk about technology and the role it plays in their lives.

Tech We Can animations

Tech We Can animations are approximately 3 minutes long and feature the characters, Katie and Tex, who explore the role of technology across different areas.

Aimed at making tech fun for youngsters, the animations cover a range of technology topics such as virtual reality, autonomous shopping, and robotics and AI.

Suitable for use in the classroom and available on demand, the animations each come with supporting information and creative challenge ideas to guide primary teachers in delivering this experience to their students. These can also be delivered by Tech We Can Champions as part of a Tech We Can assembly. 

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Topics

  • Animals including humans
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Electricity

Working scientifically

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:

  • Asking questions

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.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

Good for a career in...

  • Computing
  • Design
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Entertainment
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Tech We Can Champions

Tech We Can Champions are volunteers who visit schools virtually or in person to inspire future generations about a career in tech.

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