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We are proud of our engineering excellence and want to excite and inspire young people through Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

PHASA-35 - Solar in STEM

Head to our YouTube channel to find out more about PHASA-35 in our Series on Science with Operations Requirements Advisor Drew Steel. PHASA-35 is a great example of what engineers and technologists can do when they understand science and apply that know-how to finding new solutions to problems.
 

Solar in STEM - Task 1

Solar in STEM - Task 2

Solar in STEM - Task 3

  • Task 3 Renewable Resources [02:25]

Solar in STEM - Task 4

  • Task 4 Build Task [00:46]

Solar in STEM - Task 5

  • Extension Activity Sheet 1 Other Solar Panel Applications [02:03]
    Extension Activity Sheet 2 Solar Circuits [02:01]

Engineering Fairy Tales

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.

The Gingerbread Man

  • The Gingerbread Man The Gingerbread Man, the Goat and the Wolf have reached the river and need to get to the other side.
    • Activity pack

      The Gingerbread Man, the Goat and the Wolf have reached the river and need to get to the other side. The boat however is broken...
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    • Solution idea 1

      The Gingerbread Man needs a boat, can you help build one for him?
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    • Solution idea 2

      Tips on how to get the gingerbread man, the wolf and the goat across the river safely.
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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!
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