Teachers

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 an 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.

Simply register with the new SmartSTEPS online booking system to request a FREE school visit from a volunteer engineer in your local area

Please note that a school is only required to register on our system once. Each school that registers will receive login details by email, allowing each school to upload more than one request.

Engineers Week

STEPS co-ordinates Engineers Week each year and during that week many activities suitable for a primary school audience will be held in 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.


Activity suggestions

A selection of activities which can be done by a visiting volunteer or teacher in a classroom.
 

Presentation

This short PowerPoint presentation is aimed at 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.

Sign up to the STEPS newsletter to receive updates about all STEPS activities.