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Tech We Can lessons and challenges

On-demand lessons and accompanying challenges aimed at inspiring children aged 8 to 11 to consider a career in technology.

Tech We Can lessons and challenges

These fun and informative online lessons, delivered by one of the Tech We Can teachers, are aimed at inspiring children aged 8 to 11 to consider a career in technology.

Each pre-recorded online lesson features role models and explores the role of technology in a different area – from sport, to food, outer space and the environment.

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

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

  • Plants
  • Animals including humans
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Materials
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space

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
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Space
  • Sport
  • Transport
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Tech We Can animations

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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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