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Tower Tournament (structural engineering)

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Groups of approximately 45 learners

Keystage 3, 4 and 5

40-60 minutes

About the Course

  • Short introduction to structural engineering and engineering careers.

  • Work in team to design and build the tallest tower out of recycled materials.

  • Buy their materials from a set budget and adapt to changing supply.

  • Test their designs with a large fan (hurricane generator).

  • The session concludes with a reflective class discussion on tower performance and consideration of the science behind this. 


This workshop works well as part of a STEM day for Keystage 3 learners.

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Curriculum Links: 

  • Design and Technology

Skills Builder Framework Links:

  • Listening 

  • Problem solving 

  • Speaking 

  • Creativity 

  • Staying positive 

  • Teamwork 

  • Aiming high 

  • Leadership

Room Requirements: 

  • Standard classroom with plenty of floor space. Power, projector and screen.

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Interested in booking?

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