Although the resources below are recommended for young engineers and scientists of secondary school age, any of our resources can be adopted to suit a particular age range.
Click here for a summary of YESC’s exciting range of projects, many of which are free of charge and readily available to download from our website.
In partnership with Anglian Water Business, Don’t Waste a Drop! is the successor to our popular Construct a Crane project and challenges teams to design and build a pump and pipeline to transfer water from a reservoir at ground level, to a container positioned on a platform. A limited number of small starter kits are available free of charge (one per school). Participating teams will be invited to test their model at one of our Regional or National Celebrations of STEM – see Diary Dates in upcoming events where prizes will be awarded.
Click here to request a kit (limited supply left on available to schools planning to compete at a Celebration event)
Click here for a copy of the brief
Click here for frequently asked questions
Knots to Watts is an exciting new competition to inspire primary and secondary schools to research innovative offshore wind technologies and use this knowledge to design, build and test a floating wine turbine which creates electricity.
The competition is supported by Crown Estate Scotland, Institute of Physics in Scotland andVattenfall. Following registration a free kit of components will be provided to incorporate into your design. Teams will be invited to present their research portfolio and test their floating wind turbine models at our National Celebration of STEM 2018, taking place at Glasgow Science Centre on 8 June 2018.
Click here to request a kit
Click here for the brief
We’re delighted to launch our latest project: Reach for the Stars! This is available to download free of charge from our website and used flexibly – at a club, off-timetable day or as a transition project for P7/S1. The 5 units take pupils through an exciting range of activities and experiments to help understand some of the challenges of working in space: It’s Astronomical, Signals from Space, Science in Space Exploration, Effects of Zero Gravity and Rover Design Technology Challenges.
Click here for Teacher Notes
Click here for Pupil Notes
Click here for Our Solar System Intro powerpoint
A selection of fun challenges exploring the mystery of maths. The three activities Tiling, Counters and Folding, allow pupils to discover and experience maths hands-on, to literally get a ‘feel’ for maths.
The resource is available to download here free of charge.
We are excited to present a series of practical STEM activities with a Shoebox, to complement our popular Pizza Box challenges.
The challenges each use a shoebox to introduce a range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths concepts. These can be run at a club or within the curriculum to suit the school.
Instructions are provided for each activity along with a list of the easily accessible resources required, in addition to the shoebox!
Click here to download this resource
Three hundred schools across Scotland had great fun with our topical Go Forth! bridge building challenge, commemorating the construction of the Queensferry Crossing. If you missed out on a free kit, kindly sponsored by Morrison Construction, or want to have another go, our friends at Lighting up the Curriculum for Excellence have stocks of pre-drilled lollipop sticks available to purchase for £15.
I'm an Engineer, I an Help Here! uses the topical context of a flooding emergency scenario to introduce a range of engineering careers to upper primary pupils, showing them that engineering is a creative process which makes a vital contribution to society. Our exciting new engineering project for P6-S2 challenges Young Engineers to design and make:
• A rain gauge and flood alarm
• A hoist or winch
• A water filter
• A pump
• A bridge
• A raft
and much, much more!
Full curriculum links, teachers’ notes and pupil worksheets are included.
Click here for further information on the resource
Click here to purchase a kit - £200
A pack of topics exploring the world of Genetics, aimed at S1-S3 pupils. Full teachers' notes and student worksheets provided.
Click here to download for free
Rampaging Chariots is a challenging engineering project aimed at interesting and encouraging young people into engineering. The project involves them in a technology learning project to construct radio controlled sporting robots to compete in a National competition which takes place at Leonardo, Crewe Toll, Edinburgh in June 2018.
A limited number of free kits is available for new schools. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Hydrocarbons in Action is an Oil and Gas project kit designed to enable upper primary/ junior secondary clubs to investigate oil and gas exploration and production through a range of hands-on experiments.
Click here for further information on this resource
Click here for Hydrocarbons In Action Curriculum Mapping document
NOTE: Currently out of stock
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