New online & in-classroom STEM activities for This is Engineering Day 2020

21 October 2020

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In the run-up to the second This is Engineering Day on Wednesday 4th November, themed #BeTheDifference, new online & in-classroom STEM activities for students are now available from lead organiser, The Royal Academy of Engineering, including a downloadable Entertainment activity pack, as well as teaching support resources.

Students are also invited to a live online Q&A event to ask engineers about how the technology they develop is changing our lives on This is Engineering Day, Wednesday 4 November 2020.

With a theme of #BeTheDifference, This is Engineering Day will celebrate the engineering that shapes our world for the better, whether that’s by making our day-to-day lives easier or tackling some of our biggest global challenges.

The Royal Academy of Engineering will host online Q&A sessions, where two engineers will answer students' questions live.

Schools are invited to register for one of the five sessions at: http://www.raeng.org.uk/tie-day-2020

•    9.15am - How technology is changing the way we communicate

•    10.15am - How to respond to a global health crisis

•    11.15am - How to get into engineering

•    1.45pm - Engineering sport

•    2.45pm - How to engineer a sustainable world

This is Engineering Day is part of the This is Engineering campaign, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, which aims to give more young people from all backgrounds an opportunity to consider engineering careers.

Students can also explore the essential role that engineers play in the entertainment industry with a new STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) activity pack. This is Engineering: Entertainment contains intriguing activities and challenges inspired by engineers featured in the This is Engineering campaign. Students can get involved by tracking sporting data, exploring the ‘4th dimension’, creating light displays, investigating synthetic beats and producing a scene from a horror film.

Most activities can be done in the classroom or at home without extra equipment.

Download the activity pack from: https://stemresources.raeng.org.uk/resources/enrich/this-is-engineering-entertainment/

Some 17,500 individual student packs will be distributed via almost 1,000 schools across the UK, each containing the materials needed to complete all the different challenges. Teachers can register to join the Academy’s Connecting STEM Teachers programme to receive training and the complete education resources.

Find out more about the Connecting STEM Teachers programme at: https://stemresources.raeng.org.uk/programmes/connecting-stem-teachers/


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