Young Engineers Award

Teachers Resources and FAQ's


Download our pdf HOW-TO Guide for teachers here.

We have lots of resources to help teachers and students enjoy doing the STEPS Young Engineers Award.


Registration is now closed. Registration for 2019 will open in September 2019.


The application takes about 5 minutes - so please be patient. There are step-by-step instructions,with screen shots, available here to help you.

If you are having any trouble at all, please do not hesitiate to contact STEPS at 


We have a lovely, newly designed Project Book for the students, as well as fun quizzes to get them into the engineering spirit! Scroll down to download.

For students:
  • Project Book
  • Personality Quiz
  • Congratulations! You're an Engineer Quiz


For teachers we have curriculum aligned lesson plans for each step of the project, with scripting and helpful suggestions. We also have a more comprehensive Teachers Guide (available soon), which has more details and extra activities for teachers who want more!. All teachers resources are completely optional - so Don't Worry! They are there to help - but only if you want to use them. Scroll down to download.

For Teachers:
  • HOW TO Guide for Teachers
  • Lesson plans
  • Teachers Quiz Guide
  • Teachers Guide (Reference Document)

Project Book

To enter the competition each team will need to complete a Project Book. This is a specially designed booklet, which guides the Young Engineers through their project. They will follow the steps of a real engineering project and will have lots of fun on the way.

Download the Project Book here.


Teacher's Lesson Plans

To assist teachers we have designed suggested lesson plans. There are 5 of these - corresponding to each of the five steps below. They are there to help you. You are absolutely free to guide your students through the Project Book in any way you see fit.

Download your lesson plans by clicking on the steps below:

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Fun Quizzes

We have designed some interactive worksheets to introduce the students to engineering in a fun way and to debrief after the project is complete. These are a fantastic way to warm up before the project and to cool down after.

We would love to see how the students felt about engineering before they start and then to compare this with their attitude to engineering after.
So, don't forget to send your students quizzes with your competition entries!

Download the quizzes by clicking on the links below:

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Teachers Guide

The STEPS Young Engineers Award Teachers Guide is a comprehensive reference document. Teachers are not required to read it to take part in the competition - it is a support document.

The Guide includes:
  1. An extended explanation of engineering and the engineering disciplines - as well as helpful ideas on how to explain engineering to young students.
  2. Information on engineering projects - demonstrating that students taking part in the STEPS Young Engineers Award really do mirror many aspects of real engineering on a smaller scale.
  3. Curriculum links and integration, as well as the 'Add-on' engineering activities for each lesson plan ('Want More Fun Engineering?' 
  4. School visits, live webinars and other options
  5. FAQ's - answers to your most frequently asked questions
Download the Teachers Guide here

Got any Questions? 

The answers may be here:


What Will Your Class do? 
How will they change their world?

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