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Structures & Mechanisms with Basic Electrics

We have a number of regional industry funders supporting the development of STEM education in the classroom by funding two teachers per school in regions across the UK to attend the online Structures and Mechanisms with Basic Electrics course and kit to enable the delivery of the project.

Our one-day virtual practical CPD course for Structures and Mechanisms with Basic Electrics programme will enable you to deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped engineering project and be partnered with a professional engineer in the area to work with you on the training day and after with pupils in the classroom.

Develop skills, both practical and cognitive with your learners as they use and apply maths and science through a design and make the project. Link it to learning themes and deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning through engineering.

Course outcomes

  • Key Stage 1/Lower primary and Key Stage 2/Upper primary CPD training and resources
  • Meet your curriculum requirements for D&T and focus science, maths and literacy skills
  • Improve resilience, problem-solving, through the design process
  • Improved confidence in designing and making products that are fit for purpose.
  • Learn how to integrate simple electric circuits into a working vehicle
  • Delegates will take away working models, access to classroom teaching resources and be provided with kit containing tools and consumable teaching resources for two classes

This course is the first step with regards to practical teacher training.  The outcome will enable teachers to deliver a whole class, curriculum-mapped engineering project which allows for a variety of outcomes. The project supports practical STEM and gives pupils the opportunity to work with engineers in the classroom.

Primary Engineer® has a competition element to champion children’s engineering ingenuity and provide a forum to celebrate their engineering skills and achievements. Pupils come together to test their vehicles and discuss their work with engineer judges at celebration events and regional finals run and managed by Primary Engineer® Programmes. Access to our Resource area is included for teachers where all of our interactive and downloadable teaching resources are housed.

Please note there are a limited number of places available and will be booked on a first-come basis.

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  • Terms and Conditions/ Cancellations All Primary Engineer resources are copyright and site licensed to schools registered with Primary Engineer. It is prohibited to use with any school not registered with Primary Engineer. Notification of non-attendance must be received via email 14 days prior to the course date. If after the 14 day period schools will be liable to pay the cost of the kit should the teacher fail to complete the programme. Alternatively, the kit may be posted back to us to avoid this charge. Unfortunately, schools that do not attend the training day will be withdrawn from the funded programme. To be involved in this project you must be prepared to commit to the full programme, undertake evaluations including impact evaluation at the end of the project and attend the celebration event which will be arranged for the end of the programme.
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