Engineering & Structures Workshop for KS2

This workshop is perfect for your KS2 pupils to learn about engineering, the impact of engineering and to take part in hands-on engineering activities.

The workshop focuses on structures and in particular towers. Pupils learn about how engineers have had to problem solve to adapt to a growing population and the advancement in buildings over time.

"The children were completely engaged in the workshop and had the best time creating their inventions in small groups with the resources provided to them. A few children commented on the day using words such as 'inspiring' which was really great to hear."

Children take part in two short challenges to apply engineering principles from real towers and then they work on an extended challenge to incorporate what they've learnt and the addition of a simple machine to their tower.

They'll be problem solving, collaborating and thinking creatively as they learn engineering concepts and skills linked to the Design & Technology National Curriculum.

The workshop will take around 60-90 minutes in total.

Included is a version for Upper KS2 and a version for Lower KS2 with the former having added complexity to the final challenge.

What you get:

  • Video Lesson made to be interactive with easy to follow instructions to pause and do activities, meaning all the planning and teaching is done for you.
  • Materials List with simple resources like paper straws, paper cups and craft sticks.
  • Teacher Information Sheet telling you what we cover, the National Curriculum Links and some follow up ideas to extend the learning.
  • Parent Information Sheet to include parents in their children's learning.
  • Display Printables to have a Science Week display all ready to go up on your wall.
  • Certificates to print for pupils to celebrate their learning.

You can use the workshop with as many KS2 classes as you like for a whole school term on your own schedule.

If you want to get a taste first or have any questions email laura@inventorsandmakers.com

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