A Rough Guide to Engineering

What is Engineering? Where can you find it? Come along on a journey around the world and find out all about what engineers do, and how they do it!Discover how engineers design cars that go hundreds of miles an hours, build structures that can survive earthquakes, and cook food by using only Mirrors! “A Rough Guide” can show you how Engineering has changed our lives!This is a careers driven show aiming to introduce secondary school pupils to the wide range of careers available in engineering, and to show them that they can aspire to be engineers too!

“I thought engineering was just about machines but now I think I might be one!” – Year 6 Student

 

Curriculum Links

Key Stage 3

  • Application of Science and Design Technology
  • Obtaining and using materials and components
  • Earth science and the environment

Key Stage 4

  • Forces and motion
  • Energy and its uses
  • Structures and properties
  • Choosing materials, parts and components
  • New Technology

 

Duration

50 or 60 minute versions available

Suggested audiences

  • 11-16 year olds
  • Families or mixed age groups
  • Festivals and events

We will need the venue to provide

  • Power sockets
  • Projector screen
  • Two long tables
  • Ability to darken room
What people say about us

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    • “We had around 2700 visitors. 98% of visitors rated the event as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’. Your session was also named by a number of guests as their ‘highlight’ of the festival”
      J. Heaton-Marriott, Lancashire Science Festival
    • “There is no doubt at all that you made a big impact on the pupils, on the parents and indeed on all those who were privileged to be present”
      R. Court, Birkdale School, Sheffield
    • “Loved how much the children were involved, and the enthusiasm of Zoë – amazing”
      Thomas’s Clapham, London
    • “Both the staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed watching the shows and taking part; it was a very welcome addition to our Science Day which provided and opportunity to present science to the children in an exciting way.”
      Thomas Jolyffe Primary School
    • “The show was organised, professional and creative. Many thanks for your hard work and commitment.”
      J. Ford, Barry Comprehensive
    • “You had an attentive and appreciative audience, quite an achievement when you consider that there were eight hundred 14-16 year olds in the auditorium”
      R. Newby, The Training Partnership
    • “David was very clever, funny and kept the children engaged.”
      Cross Gates Primary School
    • “We all thoroughly enjoyed the two different shows that you put on for us! The children were all talk about them the following day! The teachers were too!”
      Mary Mother of Hope School, Dublin
    • “Your contribution has drawn extremely positive comments from all sections of the school community – pupils and staff, parents, governors and others”
      K. Geary, Marlwood School, Bristol
    • “Zoe was very pleasant, enthusiastic and engaged the children throughout each show. A very enjoyable day, everyone commented on Zoe’s enthusiasm”
      Uplands Junior School
    • “This was the best show. Amazing story! Heartfelt, emotional but furthermore very informative and I found a lot out!”
      Visitor, Lancashire Science Festival