School resources

As part of our commitment to inspire future careers, we want to help bring a greater love to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects

School resources

Here’s our resource library of fun activities for students, teachers and parents for doing at home or in the classroom.

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If you have any recommendations or activities you would like to see, please contact us at: education@lowerthamescrossing.co.uk

Chocolate welding

This is an innovative and fun way of demonstrating welding and engineering principles in the classroom or at home. The main aim of the activity is to enthuse children and young people about STEM subjects.

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Which bridge is the strongest?

Your students have probably walked or ridden over a bridge at some point in their lives. In this engineering activity they will design and make bridges and test how much weight they can hold with pennies.

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Paper columns, which shape is stronger?

Test the strength of paper, folded in differently shaped columns, by piling books on top. This is very similar to how columns are used to support buildings and other structures.

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Spaghetti towers

This activity encourages the design mindset and supports basic engineering principles. The students will be asked to build the tallest freestanding structure they can that will support a marshmallow for at least 15 seconds.

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Gum drop structure challenge

Students will design, build and test a gumdrop structure that will support weight. This activity will encourage experimentation with the stability of different shapes to get the most stable structure.

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Make a spider web

Observation and construction of spiderwebs using straws and play dough for a fun school engineering project.

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Make your own bird feeder

Students will create a bird feeder to feed birds during the various seasons. This will help to understand what foods are appropriate for birds.

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Bug boxes

Create bugs from recycled materials. This activity will help children to learn about the different kind of species of bugs whilst using their imagination to design and create their own bugs.

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