Ever wondered about the science behind your favourite theme park rides?
Find out why rollercoaster cars don't need an engine, what calculations engineers need to do to get the car to the top of the ride and why understanding moments is important when you're building a pendulum ride.
Where's the engineering in that? involves engaging videos and follow-up PowerPoints aimed at students aged 11 to 14.
4 x 1-hour sessions each with a video and presentation.
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
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:
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:
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.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
Interact with Network Rail employees and engage in a range of STEM-related activities linked to the rail industry.