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Engineers in the making®

We are looking for #EngineersInTheMaking®

Show us the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) challenges that you are doing at home. 

We will set you a different challenge every two weeks and want to see what you come up with!

  • Parents, you can run these activities with your children - no prior subject knowledge or teaching experience is needed!
  • Teachers, set these challenges for your students to do at home. This could even be part of a STEM week or project work.

Most importantly, the challenges are about getting stuck in, making mistakes, asking questions, building, designing, experimenting and having fun! 

Fortnightly challenge

Click here for more details about this challenge.

Originally a vintage toy from the 1830s, a zoetrope applies the same principles filmmakers have used since the start of cinema. 

This principle is the illusion of motion from the rapid succession of static pictures. Every film you have ever watched is made up of individual pictures speeding by in quick succession. A zoetrope is just an early version of that.

Create your own moving animation using recycled materials, pen and paper.

Share with us your #STEMatHome activities inspired by this activity booklet for a chance to win some great prizes!

Watch this video guide to find out how to run your Magic Drum Table Top experiment. Visit the YouTube page for more video guides in the Engineering in the movies series.

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Video guide for Magic Drum, part of the Engineering in the movies series.

What we're looking for

How to enter


Carry out activities, challenges, experiments and investigations using the chosen STEM at Home booklet for inspiration.

Take a photo (up to four images per entry) or short video (up to 30 seconds). Show us all or part of what you have been doing!

Submit your entry. 
Ask your parents, carers or teachers to submit your entries by email and/or share them with us Twitter using @EduRAEng and #EngineersInTheMaking


Winners will get to choose from differnet STEM at Home prizes which encourage tinkering, creativity and having fun!

Build and program your own robot. What could you make it do?

Imagine, power and play K.Nex set. With over 500 pieces, the possibilities are endless for what you can create!