Engineering & Technology

Engineering and technology allows learners to develop creativity and imagination in a practical context, whilst employing critical thinking and evaluative skills. Our Engineering and Technology workshop allows learners to practice these skills in a unique and unusual way.

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Engineering-Buidling-Bridges

Outline:

It’s a race against the clock as students work in teams to budget for and build a railway bridge from various materials that is strong enough to hold a wooden train track to get their engine from one side of the bridge to the other. Each team will be given a design brief to work from. Through this challenge students will understand that some shapes and materials are stronger than others, weak materials can be made stronger with good design techniques and that distribution of mass is an important consideration when building structures. They will also learn project management skills.

Learning Outcomes:

Key Stage 2

  • Students will learn about Grouping and classifying materials
  • Finding useful materials
  • Properties of materials
  • Choosing materials for a purpose and testing properties of materials
  • Project management and team building
  • Budgeting and working to timescales

Key Stage 3

  • Students will learn about properties of materials
  • Choosing materials for a purpose
  • Testing properties of materials
  • Exploring how the creative application of scientific ideas can bring about technological developments and consequent changes in the way people think and behave
  • Project management and team building
  • Budgeting and working to timescales

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