EESW/STEMCymru offers a selection of Introduction to Engineering (i2E) 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 below or please contact us for more information.  

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 Micro:bit

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.

Coming soon!  Combining coding with Microbits to tackle the problem of Plastics in our Seas

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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.

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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. 

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The Big Bang @ School supports schools to deliver an event to excite pupils about STEM subjects and inspire them to consider science or engineering careers.  

The Big Bang @ School is part of the wider Near Me Big Bang programme, led by EngineeringUK in partnership with over 200 organisations.

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