Introduction to Engineering

EESW/STEMCymru offer a selection of in-school workshops designed to stimulate the interest of young people in STEM subjects though hands on, practical activities.


You can find out more about each of these activities by clicking the link below.

If you would like to book an activity in your school, please contact us here.

 

 

 

Energy Quest example car

Energy Quest example car

Example wind turbine

Example wind turbine

Crumble controller

Crumble controller

BBC Micro:Bit

BBC Micro:Bit

FIRST LEGO League

FIRST LEGO League

FIRST LEGO League JR

FIRST LEGO League JR

Tomorrow's Engineers Robotics Challenge

Tomorrow's Engineers Robotics Challenge

Energy Quest:
This workshop challenges students to work in small teams to design and build a solar powered car. Teams will then gather data on how their car performs when charged to various voltages and use this data to attempt to have their car land on a given target.

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Wind Turbines:
Students will work in teams to assemble a working model of a wind turbine, they will then investigate gear ratios and blade design in order to optimise their wind turbine to produce the highest possible voltage.

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Crumble Controller:
In this workshop, students will create simple circuits using a 'Crumble Microcontroller' with LEDs, switches and buzzers. Students will program their Crumble to operate these circuits.

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BBC MicroBit:
Students will work through a series of challenges to program a Microbit to operate a model car. Students will use what they have learned to create a remote controlled car which they will use to complete a final challenge.

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FIRST LEGO League:
The FIRST LEGO League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of up to ten students aged 9 to 16. The students work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program a LEGO EV3 robot to solve a series of missions.

Teams will meet at regional finals to celebrate their work and select a team to represent Wales in the UK finals.

Find out more here.

 

FIRST LEGO League JR:
The FIRST LEGO League JR is a STEM programme for students aged 6 to 9 years. Similarly to the FIRST LEGO League, teams of up to ten students research a given topic and display their ideas on a 'Show Me poster', and build a LEGO model to help communicate their ideas and program one part of their model to move using a LEGO WeDo kit. 

Teams meet at a regional event to present and celebrate their work with other teams.

Find out more here.

 

Tomorrow's Engineers Robotics Challenge:
The Tomorrows Engineers Robotics Challenge is a team based programme for students aged 11 – 14 years. Students work to build and program a LEGO EV3 robot to complete a series of short aviation themed missions. Teams will also present a solution to a contemporary engineering problem and receive feedback on their work from the engineering community. Teams will meet at a regional heats and a team will be selected to take part in the national finals.

Find out more here.

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits to pupils:
Development of communication, teamwork, presentation and problem solving skills
Experience of working to deadlines
Opportunity to be creative and innovative
Wider awareness of environmental and sustainability issues
Personal development
Application of STEM skills
Industry awareness
Improved confidence levels
CREST and accreditation of Essential and Key Skills

Benefits to schools/colleges:
Creativity and innovation linked to the curriculum
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)for teachers linked with industrial awareness
Essential and Key Skills development
Input into careers guidance
Improved GCSE and vocational course results
Additional qualifications

 

CREST Awards 
Students participating in i2E are able to register for a CREST award.

CREST is a project-based awards scheme for STEM subjects and is linked closely to the curriculum. UCAS recognise CREST Awards for inclusion in students’ personal statements - they are well regarded and a tangible recognition of success.