Science and Engineering

Techniquest are giving away some of their science experiments for free for children (and adults of course) to enjoy at home. They will be providing daily ‘How To’s’ throughout their social media channels where they explain some of their experiments and show you how to do them, encouraging you to take part at home.

You can tune in every day from 12pm on the below links:

Facebook: @TQCardiff

Twitter: @Techniquest

Instagram: @TQCardiff

YouTube: www.youtube.com/techniquest

Website: www.techniquest.org

Siemen’s DIY Science challenges: Siemens has a series of DIY videos designed to encourage families to conduct at-home science experiments using common items found in kitchen cupboards. Create lava lamps using oil and food colouring; build towers made of spaghetti; make Coke cans implode and more. Each video guides viewers through the experiment before revealing the science behind why it works. Siemens has also produced a collection of interactive games aimed at getting children into engineering, from designing a rollercoaster, to discovering which energy is used to effectively power a farm, and programming a self-driving car.

Learn basic engineering: Primary Engineer and Ford of Britain have partnered with other engineering brands to launch two free online challenges designed to inspire the next generation of young engineers. The first is called the Leaders Award and asks children to submit ideas along the idea of: “If you were an engineer, what would you do?” The programme gives children of all ages the opportunity to interview engineers from NASA, Facebook, Ford and more about their careers before coming up with engineering solutions to everyday problems. The second challenge is called Statwars and is aimed at primary and secondary school ages to learn about climate change by developing mathematics, numeracy and data literacy skills. Children can enjoy the programmes at home with help from their parents and each has a hub of downloadable packages including videos direct from engineers.