STEM Activities you can do from home

As we are currently unable to deliver our STEM activities in schools in Wales, we are releasing tasks that you can do from home.  

Check out the activities below, we will release a new activity every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

You will also find more on our Twitter page.

Every Monday why not try a Maths quiz question to test your brain power?

Check out our Twitter page for the latest posts!

On Tuesday at 4pm we will reveal the answers to this week's question, so you can see if you worked it out correctly!

Take part in our weekly competition, with #WinItWednesday!

Post your entries on Twitter or Facebook, or email them to us at

Each week we will choose a winner who will receive a goody bag, and the winning entry will be posted on Twitter.  The weekly winners will also be entered into the #WinItWednesday Prize Draw for a chance to win one of two £20 Amazon gift vouchers!

Submit your competition entry, by sending us photos, videos or design drawings by 3pm every Tuesday.

Winners announced at 10am on Wednesdays.

The final #WinItWednesday competition will be launched on 22nd July, with the weekly winner being announced on 28th July at 3pm.  All weekly winners will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on 29th July.  Two lucky winners of the prize draw will each receive a £20 Amazon gift voucher.  Winners will be notified by email and shared on Twitter.  

Good luck!
#F1Friday is coming your way every Friday.  

Starting with a basic car design, #F1Friday will show you how you can use your design skills to create your own car.  

Best of all, the software is FREE!

Every #F1Friday you can download our latest activity sheet with step-by-step guidance on how to progress your design.  

Click here for the latest update!

The best design will win a race day at their school next year.  Have you got what it takes?

Please note - F1 Friday is now in a restricted section of our website, please click here to contact us for information on how to access it

As we receive funding from the European Social Fund and Welsh Government, please note that the #WinItWednesday and #F1Friday competitions are open to pupils attending schools in Wales only.  

To celebrate the EESW Projects of 2019-20, we are launching the annual EESW Student of the Year Award, gratefully supported by Industry Wales. 

The winner will receive £800 towards the cost of studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) based subject next year.  Two runners-up will also each receive £400 to help with future study.

Click here to find out more!



Other Resources

Below are some STEM activities available online from our partners


The Bright Ideas Challenge

What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? That’s the question put to students aged 11-14 by The Bright Ideas Challenge, Shell’s cross-curricular schools’ competition. Now in its fifth year, the competition invites young people to use their creativity, problem solving, teamwork and STEM skills to devise innovative solutions that could power cities of the future. With over £45,000 worth of cash prizes up for grabs, there’s every reason to think big!



The Big Bang Digital Event 

Introduce your students to the inspirational scientists, healthcare professionals, engineers, technicians and students doing incredible things during lockdown.

Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19 is a free online event on Tuesday 14 July that celebrates the amazing work of scientists and engineers in a pandemic.

Aimed at students 11+, #BigBangDigital gives young people a front row view of the incredible contribution of people working in STEM.

Check out the latest line-up



Virtual Faraday Challenge

Due to the current circumstances, the IET has adapted this year’s Faraday Challenge developed in partnership with Airbus to bring you the first Virtual Faraday Challenge! Open for anyone between 7-15, young people can do this at home, in school, individually or as a group or family. Based on a real-world problem, the Virtual Faraday Challenge brings together STEM subjects (science, design and technology, engineering and maths) in an engaging way and encourages the development of young people’s problem solving and communication skills. The Virtual Faraday Challenge challenges young people to see if they can assist the work of Airbus in helping people around the world in times of need and work in the way engineers do in designing a new product. The best entries will receive a prize and may even feature on our website. To find the brief and details on how to enter visit,



Enginuity Skills Miner

Skills miner provides the opportunity to discover your invisible talents and find your inner engineer. Specifically built to define and reward skills through gameplay, on the biggest and most played games of all time – Minecraft.

Colliding gaming and engineering, Skills Miner discovers, captures and endorses your gaming expertise and matches them to engineering skills.

Problem-solving, resilience, interpretation, inspection + many more, we show you the skills you hold, providing you with information on how you can use these strengths in the engineering world.

Watch the teaser video here