Activities for Primary schools

Free engineer visits

Every year the STEPS team arranges hundreds of free school visits 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. Get more details and request a visit

Note: Closing Date for Registration is Friday 10th January 2014. STEPS is introducing a new online booking system for schools and volunteers and will re-open registration at the end of February 2014. 

Engineers Week

STEPS co-ordinate Engineers Week each year and during that week many activities suitable for a primary school audience will be held in venues nationwide. Check www.engineersweek.ie to find out more.

Primary Resources

Download these free primary school activity sheets and resources.

Xperience Engineering Project

The Xperience Engineering project has now ended. Visit this section to review projects from the past few years and to get ideas for classroom-based engineering projects.

Did you take part in Xperience Engineering in previous years? Would you like to share your views with a researcher who is exploring the impact of outreach programmes? Please fill in this survey


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