Activities for Primary schools

Free engineer visits

Every year hundreds of free school visits take place to highlight the wonders of engineering to primary school children. We link up volunteer engineers with local schools and equip them with an fun, interactive presentation suitable for 3rd through 6th class. A visit to your classroom by an engineer is one of the criteria for gaining an Award of Science & Maths Excellence from Discover Primary Science and Maths.

Registration is closed as we are moving to a new online system. We will notify you here as soon as it reopens.

If your school registered during the academic year 2013/2014  and didn't receive a visit, we will contact you from September 2014 onwards to arrange a visit.

Engineers Week

STEPS co-ordinates Engineers Week each year and during that week many activities suitable for a primary school audience will be held in venues nationwide. You can also run classroom-based activities yourself. Check www.engineersweek.ie to find out more.

Engineers Week 2015 will run from 8th - 14th February.

Primary Resources

Download these free primary school activity sheets and resources.

Activity Suggestions

A selection of activities which can be done by a visiting volunteer or teacher in a classroom.


This short PowerPoint presentation is aimed at teachers who want to explain what engineering is to students, or to further their own understanding of engineering. Choose a selection of slides to show in the classroom for discussion. Each slide contains notes and some suggestions for group work.


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