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 a fun, interactive presentation suitable for 3rd through 6th class.
A visit to your classroom by an engineer counts toward the criteria for gaining an Award of Science & Maths Excellence from Discover Primary Science and Maths.
School visit format
-Presentation - 25 minutes
-Activity - 25 minutes
-Q & A session - 10 minutes
Approximate visit time: 1 hour
Applications for the free school visit programme are currently closed. To receive an email notification when they reopen, please sign up to the newsletter below.
Primary School Competiton
Has your school had a visit from a volunteer engineer? Please enter our primary school competition for your chance to win a STEM interactive show or workshop for your school.
STEPS co-ordinates Engineers Week each year and during that week, many activities suitable for a primary school audience will be held at venues nationwide. You can also run classroom-based activities yourself. Check www.engineersweek.ie to find out more.
An Engineers Week activity counts toward the criteria for gaining an Award of Science & Maths Excellence from Discover Primary Science and Maths.
Engineers Week 2017 will run from 4th to 10th March 2017.
A selection of activities which can be done by a visiting volunteer or teacher in a classroom can be found here.
This short PowerPoint presentation is provided for 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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