About the Workshop
Short introduction to structural engineering and engineering careers.
Work in teams 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.
Standard classroom with plenty of floor space.
Power, projector and screen.
Skills Builder Framework Links
Design and Technology