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Engineering fairy tales
We are proud of our engineering excellence and want to excite and inspire young people through Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Engineering Fairy Tales are a range of STEM stories and challenges to help children understand about the world of engineering and develop their teamwork and creative problem-solving skills. These stories were developed by the education experts at STEMFirst, and are read by STEM Ambassadors from BAE Systems, the Royal Navy, British Army and RAF.
 

Hansel & Gretel

  • Hansel & Gretel  Learn about programming as you help Gretel escape and rescue Hansel from the witch!
    • Activity pack

      Learn about programming as you help Gretel escape and rescue Hansel from the witch!
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    • Map for activity

      Here's the map you'll need to complete this activity!
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    • Solution idea

      Want some tips on how to solve this challenge? Here’s one we made earlier!
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Rapunzel

  • Rapunzel With all that hair, surely there’s a way for Rapunzel to let herself down from the tower…
    • Activity pack

      With all that hair, surely there’s a way for Rapunzel to let herself down from the tower…
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    • Solution idea

      Want some tips on how to solve this challenge? Here’s one we made earlier!
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Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Jack and the Beanstalk That beanstalk’s pretty tall. How can you get the golden egg down without it breaking?
    • Activity pack

      That beanstalk’s pretty tall. How could Jack get the golden egg down without it breaking?
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    • Solution idea

      Want some tips on how to solve this challenge? Here’s one we made earlier!
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Cinderella

  • Cinderella Create a timing device to make sure Cinderella isn’t caught out at midnight!
    • Activity pack

      Create a timing device to make sure Cinderella isn’t caught out at midnight!
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    • Solution idea

      Want some tips on how to solve this challenge? Here’s one we made earlier!
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The Three Little Pigs

  • Three little pigs Build a house that no huffing and no puffing could ever blow down!
    • Activity pack

      Build a house that no huffing and no puffing could ever blow down!
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    • Solution idea

      Want some tips on how to solve this challenge? Here’s one we made earlier!
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

  • Billy goats gruff Design a bridge to help the three Billy Goats Gruff cross the river!
    • Activity pack

      Design a bridge to help the three Billy Goats Gruff cross the river!
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    • Solution idea

      Want some tips on how to solve this challenge? Here’s one we made earlier!
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

  • Goldilocks Help Goldilocks make amends. Can you design a chair to hold three bears?
    • Activity pack

      Help Goldilocks make amends. Can you design a chair to hold three bears?
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    • Solution idea

      Want some tips on how to solve this challenge? Here’s one we made earlier!
      Download here